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Manchester United could replace David de Gea with Hugo Lloris

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Manchester United could make a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford in the summer.

De Gea has less than 18 months to run on his current contract and is yet to commit his future to the Red Devils, opening up the possibility that he could leave.

Contract offer

Manchester United have put forward a contract offer to De Gea but that remains unsigned, and a switch to Real Madrid is a possibility. If that move does happen then according to the Mirror manager Louis van Gaal could turn to Lloris. 

The former Lyon shotstopper put pen to paper on a five-year contract last year at White Hart Lane, but Manchester United could move to make him their number one, ahead of new signing Victor Valdes who recently penned an 18-month contract.

Confident

Despite the speculation Van Gaal remains confident that De Gea will sign a new contract to put an end to the uncertainty over his future.

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"De Gea has developed himself in the six months that I’ve been here very much," the Dutch boss said ahead of Manchester United's game against West Ham today. "I’m very pleased with his development. I think there is no problem for him to sign.

Doubt

"When you are a (regular) player, then probably you are the best, and then the manager is very happy that a player that is fixed in the line-up will stay."

De Gea's agent Jorge Mendes insisted last week that his client will stay with Manchester United for a 'long time', but the fact he's yet to put pen to paper will no doubt be a cause for concern in the corridors of power at Old Trafford.

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