Arsenal prepare move for French international

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Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for French international keeper Hugo Lloris.

The highly-rated Lyon keeper has been on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs over the past year, and now Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to end his quest for a keeper and sign the 23-year-old.

Lloris began his senior career at Nice, making his debut as a teenager in 2005 after three years in the reserve side at OGC.

After three solid seasons at the Stade Municipal du Ray, Lyon moved for the keeper and secured his signing for an undisclosed fee that was believed to be around £8 million.

Two wonderful seasons have followed from an individual perspective, with Lloris winning the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award in back to back seasons (2008–09 and 2009–10).

International acclaim came with his move to OL, making his senior debut against Uruguay in November '08.

The French first choice keeper, Lloris watched the World Cup campaign fall apart in-front of his eyes in South Africa, although was at fault for one of the goals conceeded against the hosts yesterday (Tuesday). UK reported that the Gunners made Lloris their number one summer target last month, and the north London club are still desperate to bring a new stopper to the Emirates.

Les Gones are thought to want around £12 million for one of their prized assets, but Frenchman Wenger has money to play with in the transfer market and could look to bring his compatriot to north London at some point during the transfer window.

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