Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hinted that he could move to Manchester United this summer after admitting that he's going to stay calm and see 'how things develop'.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, the French international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent time, with the club's current shot-stopper seemingly heading to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
It appears, then, that the Manchester United hierarchy could make a move for Lloris in the near future, with the same report claiming that Chelsea's Petr Cech is also on the club's radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
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Lloris, though, is seemingly interested in a move to Manchester, as he's insisted that he wants to participate in the Champions League - a competition that the Red Devils will be involved in next season.
Speaking to reporters, the shot-stopper stated: “Dialogue and choices are important but the most important thing is to have the ability to play lots of matches in order to put in the best performance possible and continue to be selected for the national team.
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“I assume that the choices come naturally, so I’m staying calm and seeing how things develop.
“This is what everyone wants, and not just because it is the season of the European Championships. It is a goal and a personal ambition.
“The Champions League remains an important competition, the highest level in Europe, so obviously I want to participate and rub shoulders with the biggest European teams.
“I work towards that every day.”
Of course, it's not going to be easy for Manchester United to sign the Tottenham star, who currently has a long term contract at White Hart Lane. And, of course, United will have to get the saga involving De Gea sorted before they move on this summer, so it's set to be a busy few weeks for the club's hierarchy.
One thing's for sure, if United do make their move for Lloris, the 'keeper will certainly be tempted by the prospect of playing in Europe's elite competition next term.
It's certainly not a surprise that Manchester United are interested in the Frenchman. At the end of the day, over the course of the past couple of years, the Spurs 'keeper - alongside De Gea - has been one of the most consistent stars in England's elite division, so would make quite the coup for the Red Devils.
At 28-years of age he'd certainly bring a great deal of experience to the United ranks, and could play out the best years of his career at the Theatre of Dreams. It must be noted, however, that if the club fail to sign the player, then they have a perfectly fine goalkeeper in Victor Valdes already at the club.
The Spaniard, despite his lengthy injury lay-off, certainly has more than enough about him to prove his credentials between the sticks on English soil, so don't write him off becoming the club's new No.1 just yet.
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