With David De Gea poised to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid, the Red Devils are eyeing Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris as a replacement. Spurs, for their part, are reportedly considering Real’s Iker Casillas to replace Lloris.
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Daily Mail journalist Rop Draper tweeted his belief that White Hart Lane is a possible destination for Santiago Bernabeu legend Casillas – if David De Gea makes the move to the Spanish giants.
— Rob Draper (@draper_rob) June 14, 2015
Draper claims that the merry-go-round could be as follows: David De Gea to Real Madrid, Hugo Lloris to Manchester United and Iker Casillas to Tottenham.
The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that Los Blancos were willing to listen to offers for Casillas, as Rafael Benitez closes in on his first transfer as the new Real manager with a deal for Red Devils keeper De Gea nearing completion.
The newspaper state that there is, however, a complication in allowing Casillas to leave in this summer’s window; as the Spaniard would be owed £8m on the final year of his current contract. Tottenham, nonetheless, are willing to pay the remaining fee to secure a top-class replacement for Manchester United target Hugo Lloris.
This would contradict earlier claims from the Mirror – who reported that Mauricio Pochettino’s top target to replace the 28-year-old is Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic.
The latest reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Louis van Gaal could refuse to accept any bid from Los Blancos before De Gea’s successor is secured, and if reports from the British tabloid prove true, Tottenham may have conceded that Lloris is the Dutchman’s top target.
In quotes from the Express, the France captain refused to rule out the possibility of a move to Old Trafford after confessing his desire to be competing among Europe’s elite in the Champions League.