Who ever does business with Daniel Levy does it at his own risk. Luka Modric's deal was an exercise in hard nosed dealing and used car salesmanship with many twists and turns including one that involved Spurs selling to Chelsea to increase the price. Levy angered Florentino Perez which was quite priceless.
This time it is Lyon CEO, Jean Michel Aulas, no stranger to the hard sell himself accusing the Spurs chairman of scuppering the deal by going back on the price, talking out of both corners of his mouth. He's given a earful.
"We have had people speaking all night with Daniel Levy. He talks a lot and goes back on what we've agreed in writing. The things as they were at 5am were not the same at 10am.
"I would put it at 50-50 that Hugo goes to Tottenham. Agreements have not at all been respected. We've done what we can. The negotiation with the Tottenham directors has been the hardest I have ever had to undergo in 25 years."
The Joao Moutinho transfers have hit a snag too as the midfielder seen as a replacement to Rafael Van Der Vaart is not agreeing to personal terms although it appears Benfica has agreed to the £22m transfer fee.
Spurs have shipped off Van Der Vaart to Hamburg, Giovani Dos Santos to Real Mallorca, and Danny Rose to Sunderland.
Update; Sky Sports is reporting that Lloris has been spotted at Spurs Lodge preparing for a medical.