Manchester United transfer target Hugo Lloris has told his club Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to move on for Champions League football.
The French international has informed Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Daily Mirror, with Manchester United the red-hot favourites to sign him.
As the report notes, Lloris does not have a release clause in his contract which means Tottenham can call the shots over his asking price - it’s believed Manchester United will be looking at something in the region of £25m to sign him.
Money should not be a problem for the Old Trafford club though, as any move for Lloris would be funded by the sale of current number one David De Gea.
It looks increasingly likely that the Spanish international will be returning to La Liga this summer, with Real Madrid eager to make him the long term successor to Iker Casillas.
With just a year left on his Manchester United contract, Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United staff have to make a decision quickly over De Gea's future.
Lloris would be an outstanding replacement, the Frenchman has demonstrated he’s one of the best keepers in the Premier League since signing for Spurs from Lyon.
The French club would be awarded 20 per cent of any profit Spurs accure from the sale of Lloris. Having sold Lloris for £10m, should Spurs receive £25m for him this summer, Daniel Levy would be obligated to give Lyon £3m as part of the deal.
That arrangement is likely to mean that Spurs have an extra incentive to negotiate as hard as possible with United, especially as they know United will be in a tough spot without De Gea and keen to sign a replacement well before the season starts.
What do you think Manchester United fans - would Lloris be a good replacement should De Gea leave for Real Madrid?