Hugo Lloris Trying to Force a Move to Manchester United in the Summer

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2011

Hugo Lloris
Hugo LlorisAlex Livesey/Getty Images

The goalkeeping situation at Manchester United leading into the summer has led to many world-class players rumoured to be taking the number one jersey from Edwin van der Sar, who is set to retire at the end of the season.

The Dutch legend has been a great servant for the Red Devils, and while United still have two other keepers, neither look likely to be the same standard as Edwin.

Tomas Kuszcak is a good keeper but definitely a number two for a club the stature of Manchester United.  With this said, it is likely that the Polish international will be on the way out of Old Trafford this summer.

In January, they signed Danish stopper Anders Lindegaard, but he is untested at this level and should remain a number two for the time being or used in the Carling Cup.

So it seems that the potential Premier League Champions are on the lookout for a new number one, and, as many United fans already know, many world class players have already been linked.

Buffon, Neuer and Stekelenberg are the most high profile candidates along with U-21 Spanish international David De Gea.

However, recent reports in various newspapers show that Hugo Lloris of Lyon has been heaping praise on Manchester United.

The Sun has been speculating that a bid in the region of £16 million would tempt the French side to part ways with the France international with Sir Alex Ferguson already keeping tabs on the situation.

Lloris stated, "Manchester United is a great football institution.

"It's one of the clubs with the most titles in the world. So, of course, they're one of the teams I dream about playing for."

Manchester United need a new number one, and a player like Hugo Lloris could help them fill the void left by Edwin Van Der Sar.  United fans will have to wait to the summer to see how the goalkeeping situation unfolds, because goalkeepers will certainly be in transition at Old Trafford.