United suffer keeper blow

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Manchester United have suffered a blow in the race to sign Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The 24-year-old is one of the host of names that has been linked with a move to fill the void left by the retiring Edwin Van Der Sar this summer.

However, the Ligue 1 star says he's firmly concentrating on his club's battle to win the title and has no thoughts of a move to United.

He told France Football: "My future? Today I am only focused on the remaining games of the season in Le Championnat.

"The lowest we can aim for is Champions League qualification. It is very close and we have to give our all until the last day.


"I feel perfectly happy at Lyon. I have everything I need to help me improve and blossom, so I haven't asked any questions about my future.

"Do I see myself being at Lyon long-term? I don't think like that, I think only about tomorrow. That allows me to be focused and not waste too much energy."

This snub is another blow to United's plan to replace Van Der Sar after Manuel Neuer seemingly ruled himself out of the running after saying he wouldn't consider moving abroad to further his career.

United have been linked with a host of goalkeepers including Pepe Reina, Rene Adler and Maarten Stekelenburg all tipped to join the club this summer.

However, the most likely target appears to be Athletico Madrid keeper David De Gea, who is said to have been contacted by United with a view to signing a deal with the 18-time league champions.

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