€17m 'top' Arsenal target 'dreams' of United move

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Reported Arsenal target Hugo Lloris has admitted he dreams of a move to Manchester United.

The Lyon goalkeeper is reported to be a long-term target for the two great Barclays Premier League rivals and has carved out a reputation as one of the most consistent - and best - glovemen currently operating in Europe.

According to a report from last summer, the 24-year-old had been identified as Arsenal's 'top' target in their pursuit of a new first-choice 'keeper, while United are also reported to have been monitoring his progress.

Since the demotion of Manuel Almunia to the Arsenal bench, the Gunners have been on the lookout for a more reliable new No.1.

Despite beginning his Arsenal career in tentative fashion, many tipped Lukasz Fabianski to establish himself as a regular for the north London club but injury has curtailed his encouraging progress.

Arsenal are now relying on the talents of the relatively untried and inexperienced Wojciech Szczesny and they are worryingly short on goalkeeping reinforcements.

Hence, Arsenal are expected to add a new stopper to their ranks when the summer transfer window arrives and Lloris is just one of several goalkeepers to have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The €17 million-rated France international also appears to be on the radar of United in their search for a successor to Edwin Van der Sar, who will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.


And United will be boosted in their reported pursuit after Lloris claimed United are the club of his dreams.

"Manchester United is a great football club,” he told RMC.

“They are one of the most successful clubs in the world, so, of course, Manchester is one of the clubs that make me dream."

Despite claiming that a move to Old Trafford is at the back of his mind, Lloris says he will remain professional and, for the time being, endeavour to bring further success to Lyon.

"Manchester United? It is a great club but I cannot say anymore," he said, according to

"We will wait and see what happens during the summer. I might play abroad but I do not know where.

"This is important for my progression as a professional. I know that big clubs are interested in me, but I am waiting to see what happens."

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