Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe can’t rely on first-choice goalkeeper Nick Pope for several months after he suffered a shoulder injury.

For the past few days, claims from the UK have stated Hugo Lloris could be an option for the Magpies in January.

L’Equipe relay that and point out the 36-year-old didn’t entertain Newcastle’s approach towards the end of the last window, as he didn’t want to be a back-up for Pope.

The Frenchman hasn’t made an appearance this season and is currently the third-choice at Spurs, behind Guglielmo Vicario and Fraser Forster. Taking this into account, the report states he ‘could be tempted’ to join the Tyneside club next month.

Lloris’ contract expires next summer and L’Equipe add he could be interested in accepting a short-term deal from Newcastle.

This can give him an opportunity to return to the pitch and Howe can have an experienced goalkeeper at his disposal until Pope is available again.

The Tottenham player apparently isn’t the only candidate as Newcastle have David de Gea and others in their target list.

On Monday, AS backed Newcastle to sign De Gea and even suggested he could be the safest option for Newcastle