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Hugo Lloris hints move to Manchester United could have happened in the summer

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hinted a move to Manchester United could have materialised this summer, but insists he is happy at White Hart Lane.

The France number one was one of a number of goalkeepers touted as a potential replacement for David de Gea, but remained in London.

De Gea's well publicised move to Real Madrid collapsed in dramatic fashion at the last minute and the keeper will stay at Old Trafford until at least January.

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The French goalkeeper admits he is happy to stay at Mauricio Pochettino's team, but hinted De Gea's failed move may have been the reason a move to Old Trafford never materialised.

As per the Mail, he said: "A lot of things were said and written. There could have been a development there but the desired movement didn't happen.

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"I have a lot of affection for Tottenham. I feel respected, I have a very good relationship with the staff and I'm ready to play the best season possible."

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Lloris has forged a reputation as one of Europe's top goalkeepers during his time at Lyon and Tottenham, but there were murmurs the 28-year-old wanted to play Champions League football.

He would have been given that opportunity at Manchester United had a move come to fruition, but will have to be content with Europa League football for another season.

With the future of De Gea still up in the air Lloris could potentially get a move to Old Trafford in the future. 

It is still expected that the Spaniard will join Real Madrid at some point in the future and the Red Devils will need a replacement. 

Keylor Navas was supposed to be part of the deal to take De Gea to Madrid, so could still make the move at some point, however Lloris would be a perfect replacement at Old Trafford should the Spaniard move on.

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