Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears’ former manager and possible criminal, is hoping to rekindle his friendship with the troubled singer.
The Evil One has been barred from seeing Britney Spears after her parents filed for a restraining order against him following her breakdowns earlier this year, believing he was a negative influence on the troubled singer.
Sam is due in court for a review of the order – which forbids him from being closer than 250 yards away from the struggling star - on July 31.
A source told In Touch Weekly: “Sam believes he and Britney are still friends. If the restraining order is lifted, he’ll be back in her life for sure.”
According to the insider, Sam still denies allegations made by Britney’s mother Lynne that he drugged the singer and controlled her medications.
The source added: “Sam Lutfi insists it will come out that the restraining order was against the wrong guy. So lifting the order would give him the chance to protect Britney from the vultures out there.”
Sam Lutfi is due in court the same day Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, is set to have his co-conservator status reviewed.
Jamie Spears is currently jointly responsible, with his attorney, for Britney’s personal, medical, financial and professional affairs.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears' lawyer claims she is happy with the outcome of her custody case, which saw ex-husband Kevin Federline retain custody of their two sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 22 months. Laura Wasser said:
“It's a victory for both sides. They both want what's best for the kids and they both wanted to avoid a trial. They thought it wasn't necessary or cost effective. There was never a fight over custody. That wasn't the issue. The issue was about getting more time with the boys. Britney's doing great. The difference in her from the beginning of the year is astonishing. She's very excited to have her kids overnight. She will have more custodial time by the end of the year.”