Discussions over David De Gea’s new contract at Manchester United continue and as a result, the Old Trafford club will be linked with several top quality goalkeepers until the Spaniard commits to a new long term deal.
The latest name to be linked with a move to Old Trafford is Hugo Lloris, with reports this morning suggesting that United are preparing a £25 million offer for the Frenchman to take him away from White Hart Lane.
We’ve collated a list of reasons as to why the deal is unlikely to happen.
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are direct rivals in the race for a top four spot.
David De Gea could still sign a new Manchester United contract.
United would have to sell De Gea, a difficult and long process, before buying Lloris.
It would be remarkable if United’s relationship with De Gea broke down before the end of December.
Lloris has a contract which doesn’t expire until 2019.
Lloris is vice-captain, which is a sign of how Mauricio Pochettino views him long term.
He wouldn’t have agreed to the role before this season if he was thinking of leaving.
Manchester United have other areas of their first team squad, which they need to address such as centre back.
The list could go on and on.