Hugo Lloris comments on speculation linking him with Manchester United

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move to Manchester United as a possible replacement for David de Gea.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has expressed his desire for Champions League football, but refused to be drawn on speculation that he may be leaving White Hart Lane this summer in an interview with Sky Sports.

Manchester United have been one of the clubs linked with a move for the Frenchman by the likes of TalkSPORT with David de Gea a potential departure from Old Trafford to Real Madrid. 

Lloris said: "I am still a Spurs player.

"I have a contract until 2019 and I have a lot of respect for the gaffer, the club and my teammates, so I don't want to speak about it.

"For any player you need to play at the highest level to improve yourself to help your national team to improve. I think every player wants to play in the Champions League because it is the highest level. We work for that and I hope to play Champions League football again.

"At the moment, De Gea is still Manchester United 'keeper so I have no need to talk about that."

With Spurs only managing to qualify for the Europa League for next season, these comments are likely to fuel speculation over his future, given he hasn't been explicit about where his future lies. 

After missing out for the past couple of seasons, Lloris may become impatient, even if Spurs have closed the gap a little on the top four compared to the previous season, but if the opportunity comes for him to play in a side that is playing in the Champions League and will attract top class players year in year out, even after a bad season, then the lure could be too great.

The Frenchman's future for now still seems up in the air, but given the amount of time left on his contract, it would take a pretty big fee for him to leave the club. Spurs may be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper just in case their number one wishes to depart. 

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