Tottenham will demand £20m for keeper Hugo Lloris with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal keen on bringing in the White Hart Lane star if David De Gea leaves Old Trafford this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 28-year-old was left on the bench for Tottenham’s opening weekend encounter with United, with Michel Vorm starting the fixture, as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury.
Lloris is the French national team captain and a player with Champions League ambitions according to the Daily Mirror, ambitions that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have failed to match.
Should van Gaal see De Gea leave for Real Madrid, with the Daily Mirror claiming the Spaniard is a prime target for the Liga BBVA side, then Lloris could represent a very strong replacement.
The former Lyon man is one of the most consistent keepers in European football and a player who has proven himself very capable at Premier League level.
Tottenham paid £12.3m for Lloris in August 2012 (via the Daily Mail) and the Nice-born custodian has been a virtual ever-present ever since, making 122 appearances in three seasons at the North London club.
With De Gea’s future also uncertain, United also played with their would-be second-choice keeper on Saturday, as Sergio Romero filled in between the sticks. The Argentine stopper’s distribution was poor, but he did demonstrate his shot-stopping ability, with one save from a Harry Kane header particularly notable.