Manchester United transfer news: Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris hints that he could have moved to Old Trafford over the summer

Lloris says he has a "lot of affection" for Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hinted that he could have moved to Manchester United during the summer transfer window.

The France international was seen as a perfect replacement for David De Gea should the Spain No 1 have moved to Real Madrid over the summer, but a move, of course, collapsed.

Lloris, 28, has implied that the failure of that move to be completed had a knock-on affect on his own future.

"A lot of things were said and written," Lloris told reporters ahead of France's win over Portugal on Friday night.

"There could have been a development there but the desired movement didn't happen.

"I have a lot of affection for Tottenham. I feel respected, I have a very good relationship with the staff and I'm ready to play the best season possible."

Lloris also hinted that he may want to play in Europe's top competition in the future, although said that he was happy enough to play in the Europa League with Spurs.

"Between the Europa League and the Premier League, there are enough important matches," he added. "In the group stage, we will have Monaco and Anderlecht who were in the Champions League last season.

"You find the top level in all competitions, even though it's of course exciting and important to play in the Champions League."