United prepare bid for French international

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Manchester United are reportedly preparing a summer bid for French keeper Hugo Lloris.

The Lyon keeper has been earning rave reviews for his performances in Ligue 1, and now Manchester United scouts are set to travel across the channel to take a closer look at the stopper in the clash with Bordeaux this weekend.

Lloris moved from CEDAC Cimiez to Nice at an early age, and would work his way through the youth system at OGC before making his debut as an 18-year-old in 2005.

Three years later, a battle began for the signature of Lloris, with AC Milan and Spurs linked with a move for the youngster. It was French giants Lyon who would take him from the Stade Municipal du Ray though, securing an €8.5 million deal.

A French U18, 19, 20 and 21 international, Lloris eventually earned his first senior cap for Les Bleus in 2008. He has gone on to earn eight caps, and is currently is possession of the number one jersey for France going into the World Cup.

United have been linked with a handful of goalkeepers, including Sebastien Frey, as possible successors to Edwin Van der Sar at Old Trafford. These latest developments would suggest that Lloris is now Sir Alex Ferguson's top target.

The Daily Mail reports that the Red Devils are preparing a £15million bid ahead of the World Cup, a figure that would rise should the keeper star for his country in South Africa.

A huge talent and one of the most promising keepers currently in world football, Lyon are said to be unwilling to negotiate until their Champions League activity has ended. Lloris has played a pivotal role thus far as OL prepare for a semi-final against Bayern Munich.

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