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Spurs missing Lloris for United clash; Janssen edges closer to move

PUBLISHED: 18:02 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 18:02 22 July 2019

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (pic: Mike Egerton/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (pic: Mike Egerton/PA Images).

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A number of players had been left back in England and Tottenham Hotspur's captain will join them after suffering with tonsillitis

Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen (left) comes on for the substituted Lucas Moura during the Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images).Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen (left) comes on for the substituted Lucas Moura during the Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images).

Hugo Lloris has left Spurs' pre-season tour to return back to London and continue his recovery from tonsillitis.

The club captain missed Sunday's 3-2 victory over Juventus in the International Champions Cup due to the illness with Paulo Gazzaniga deputising for the whole match in Singapore.

A statement on the Tottenham Hotspur website read: "The France goalkeeper is expected to return to training with the first team squad following our pre-season tour of Asia, which concludes against Manchester United in Shanghai on Thursday."

Lloris had been suffering with tonsillitis since Friday and will now try to recover in time to feature in the Audi Cup next week.

Spurs will take part in the four-team tournament in Germany alongside Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Fenerbahce on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31.

While Lloris has a week to get over his bout of tonsillitis to be able to play in Munich, it is too soon to tell whether he will definitely be fit and available for selection.

Vincent Janssen is not expected to be part of the squad which competes in the Audi Cup with the forward edging closer to a move away from Tottenham.

Mexican outfit Monterrey are keen to sign the Netherlands international and he is set to complete a switch to the Liga MX side shortly.

Janssen moved to London from AZ Alkmaar ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, but has struggled to find the net on a regular basis for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

He was expected to leave the club last summer, but a foot injury hampered his chances of a securing a transfer away and he spent a large chuck on the sidelines recovering from surgery.

In the end, he remained with Tottenham for the whole season - failing to depart in the winter transfer window - and even made a handful of appearances as a substitute at the end of the campaign.

But he was not included in Spurs' travelling party for the pre-season tour of Asia and is now edging closer to an N17 exit.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who signed the same summer as Janssen, is another who is available for transfer and he continues to train at Hotspur Way.

Marcus Edwards has been training with Brentford, but didn't feature for them in their pre-season friendly at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

The Bees did play a behind closed doors game against a Premier League side 24 hours earlier though, and the Championship club were asked not to disclose details of the encounter, meaning several Brentford B players had to feature against the Chairboys.

Edwards wasn't part of Wayne Burnett's under-23 side who took on Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday either.

A goal from Tashan Oakley-Boothe earned the Tottenham development team another draw, this time by a 1-1 scoreline after a 2-2 result at Ebbsfleet United a week before.

Former Southend United goalkeeper Ed Smith again featured for Burnett's men, who next play away to Enfield Town on Wednesday, July 31.

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