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Hugo Lloris could replace David de Gea at Manchester United

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

This is according to the Guardian, who understand Lloris is ready to leave White Hart Lane at the end of the season if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League.

De Gea’s future is still up in the air - contract negotiations appear to have hit a standstill - and Real Madrid are believed to be seeking a permanent replacement for Iker Casillas, despite Carlo Ancelotti’s recent statement to the contrary.

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De Gea will have 12 months left to run on his contract this summer, which means this will be the final opportunity for Manchester United to receive a fee anywhere close to his transfer market valuation. Failure to sell this summer will mean the Red Devils run the risk of losing the Spain international for nothing in 2016.

It was reported earlier this week that members of the Manchester United squad are convinced De Gea will attempt to force a move to Real Madrid this summer, while other reports suggest he is waiting to see what Los Blancos opt to do with Casillas.

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Van Gaal might be tempted to sign Lloris

While United have cover in the form of Victor Valdes and Anders Lindegaard, Louis van Gaal might be tempted to dip into the transfer market should the world-class De Gea depart.

Valdes has not played competitive football for over a year now - not to mention the fact he turns 34 next season - while doubts remain over Lindegaard’s overall quality.

Since his arrival at Tottenham from Lyon in 2012, Lloris has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the Premier League.

Ideal replacement

The 28-year-old would be an excellent replacement for De Gea, despite the fact he has four years on the Spaniard, thanks to his outstanding ability and his considerable experience.

The France captain played regularly in the Champions League during his spell with Lyon and is now desperate for a return to Europe’s elite club competition.

Lloris is arguably one of the top three goalkeepers in the Premier League, alongside De Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, and Tottenham will not sell him for cheap - safe in the knowledge their first-choice ‘keeper is contracted to White Hart Lane until 2019.

How much should United pay Tottenham for Hugo Lloris if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford? Is he even the perfect replacement? Tell us by leaving a comment in the box below!

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