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Arsenal prepare bid for French international

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a bid for Hugo Lloris after making the French keeper his number one summer target.

23-year-old Lloris has been receiving rave reviews for his performances at Ligue 1 runners-up Lyon, and Arsenal are one of a number of clubs who have been monitoring the young stopper.

Manchester United had also previously shown interest in Les Gones' goalkeeper, but Wenger has shown his hand first as he contemplates a £12 million move for Lloris.

A product of the Nice academy, Lloris made his senior debut for OGC as a teenager in 2005. A string of european clubs were fighting for his signature in 2008, but Lyon beat them off to land their man for €8.5 million.

At international level, the keeper has played his way through the junior ranks, featuring at every level from U18 to U21 before receiving his first senior call-up in 2008.

An international debut duly arrived against Uruguay in the same year, with Lloris keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw. He now has 9 caps to his name for Les Bleus, and is the recognised number one for his country going into the 2010 World Cup.

Goal.com reports that Wenger will keep tabs on Lloris during the tournament, weighing up the final decision on a move during the tournament in South Africa.

Should Wenger decide against a move for the Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the year, a move for Ukranian international Andriy Pyatov is reportedly a second option for the Frenchman as he looks to strengthen in a problematic position for the north London club.

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