Tottenham Hotspur have no intention of letting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leave this summer and want to keep him at the club.
The London Evening Standard reports that, despite interest from Manchester United, Spurs want to make sure Lloris is still a Spurs player come the start of the 2015/2016 season.
With speculation rife about David de Gea’s imminent move to Real Madrid, United may well have turned their attention to the French stopper. Lloris himself has been talking up the prospect of playing in the Champions League next season.
Speaking about the European competition, Lloris said: “The Champions League is the highest level in Europe so obviously I want to participate and rub shoulders with the biggest European teams. I work towards that every day.”
Lloris’s statement is one which is sure to alert United, given Spurs’ inability to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition for a second successive season.
However, with reports on Friday suggesting United are interested in signing another Spurs player, Harry Kane, it is hard to believe that executive vice chairman Ed Woodward would be looking to swoop for Tottenham’s two best performers from last season.
Lloris showed United fans just how good he can be in a man of the match performance against the Reds in December, holding Louis Van Gaal’s men to a 0-0 draw almost single handedly. It was the sort of display that would whet the appetite of United supporters should they make a move for the 28-year-old.