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Arsenal Join Race to Sign French International Keeper Hugo Lloris

Emirates Stadium side keen on Lyon custodian.

Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool on alert with Lyon prepared to offload Lloris

Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have been put on alert as Lyon’s president revealed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is available at the right price.

Jean-Michel Aulas said the 25-year-old star stopper will be allowed to leave the Ligue 1 side if the Frenchman’s suitors are prepared to pay.
Aulas hinted it would have to be a big offer to secure Lloris’ signature.

‘Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market,’ Aulas told TF1.

The goalkeeper played all of France’s games at Euro 2012 and turned in solid, if unspectacular displays.
He was not involved in the reported dressing room unrest but recently defended his colleagues at the tournament.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Given that Arsenal currently play host to five full French internationals it may be fair to state that the North London club is the most likely to tempt Hugo Lloris into moving to the English top tier. Arsene Wenger has been linked with Italian international custodian Emiliano Viviano as a possible solid back-up to Wojciech Szczesny and the Lyon keeper would clearly be a player capable of fighting the Pole for a first team spot at the Emirates Stadium.

The 25 year old Lyon goalie captained the French national team at the Euro 2012 finals and is a reliable players between the sticks and the former Nice man appears keen to leave his Ligue 1 side after four seasons as a virtual ever present at the club.

Wenger has not offered Spaniard Manuel Almunia a new contract and will not have been all that impressed with the performances put in by Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone when called upon, hence the Gunners reported interest in Hugo Lloris.

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