Arsenal stopper target makes shock u-turn - wants United move

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Manchester United are in pole position to land Hugo Lloris after the French stopper stressed his desire to move to Old Trafford.

The Lyon keeper has been courted by a number of Barclays Premier League outfits in the past, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger one of those linked with a move for the player.

Sir Alex Ferguson is known to be in the market for a keeper with Edwin Van der Sar set to retire in the summer, and the Manchester United chief is already thought to have a list of potential targets.

It's unknown if 24-year-old Lloris was originally on the list, but he's likely to be now after admitting that the chance to play at Old Trafford would be too good to refuse.

"Manchester United is a great football club," said Lloris.

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

Arsenal were linked with an £18 million move for the player as recently as the summer, although Wenger failed to bring in a new number one at the Emirates despite several stoppers being linked.

The Gunners' manager continued his chase for a stopper in January, with Shay Given thought to be the subject of a late loan move by Arsenal.


Lloris now appears to be an unlikely future target, with Manchester United holding the cards with regards to a move for the player.

Valued in the region of £15 million,the Red Devils are looking for a long-term successor to their current Dutch goalkeeper, with some of the best in the world linked with the position.

Manuel Neuer, David De Gea, and Maarten Stekelenburg are also thought to be on the Manchester United shortlist, and a move for one appears certain to be made at the end of the season.

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