Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris has been lined up as a possible replacement for David de GeaGetty

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has indicated he would be willing to join Manchester United should David de Gea leave for Real Madrid.

De Gea remains heavily linked with a move to the Spanish giants and his reluctance to either sign a new deal or dismiss the possibility of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu has forced United to draw up a list of replacements.

Lloris, 28, is reportedly top of that shortlist and the Frenchman's desire to play in the Champions League next season could help Louis van Gaal's side get their man.

In comments carried by The Sun, the Spurs goalkeeper has suggested he is ready to make the move. "For the moment there is a goalkeeper at United and we are watchful of his situation. You have to keep a certain calm with all this.

"If things should happen then they will happen naturally."

Lloris, who joined Spurs in 2012 from Lyon, recently denied the existence of a release clause in his contract that would allow him to leave White Hart Lane for £14.9m (€20.4m).

He did however indicate that any offers that come in this summer will be discussed face-to-face with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

"With my bosses, I have always liked to have a face-to-face exchange," the France international said.

"That's important to get to know people, to sense the culture of the club, to understand how it works. When you have the privilege to be able to talk directly with your president, like I do with Daniel Levy, that makes things so much easier.

"I know what we said to each other, and we have a relationship built on trust."

Lloris signed a five-year-deal with the north London side in 2014, but having not played in the Champions League since leaving Lyon three years ago, he may feel ready to move on.