Manchester United transfer target Hugo Lloris admits: 'I want to play Champions League football'

Tottenham goalkeeper keen to play at highest level

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Hugo Lloris has strengthened Manchester United's position should they move for the Tottenham goalkeeper this summer after the goalkeeper reiterated his desire to play in the Champions League.

The France international has emerged as a possible successor to David De Gea at Old Trafford, should the current Manchester United number one move to Real Madrid.

Whilst Tottenham will be desperate to hold on to Lloris, the 28-year-old has now spent three seasons at White Hart Lane without playing in the Champions League and the club may feel obliged to let him depart should a club in Europe's elite competition come calling.

"Any player needs to play at a high level to improve yourself," Lloris told Sky Sports.

"I think every player wants to play this competition [the Champions League] because it's a high level and we work for that, we work every day for that and I hope to get there and there's a chance in my career to play Champions League."

When quizzed earlier on Sunday about reports linking him with a move to Old Trafford, Lloris said: "There is a keeper in place at Manchester United"

Lloris only signed a new five-year contract last summer, putting Spurs in a strong position with regard to setting a transfer fee.