Mattia Perin
Perin has not been approached by Tottenham who have not given up on retaining Lloris  Getty

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin has not been lined up to replace Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris, according to the Italian goalkeeper's agent, who claims he has been assured the Frenchman will not be leaving White Hart Lane.

According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United have earmarked France international Lloris as their number one target to replace David de Gea, whose move to Real Madrid is now "imminent", according to Spanish daily Marca.

The Sun claim Perin, 22, is among the candidates to replace the Tottenham goalkeeper should he be sold, but the agent of the Italy international Matteo Roggi insists he has not been approached by the Premier League side.

Roggi also claims to have an "excellent relationship" with Tottenham's technical director Franco Baldini, and says the club remain determined as ever to hold onto Lloris and the equally coveted Harry Kane.

"With Tottenham I have an excellent relationship, especially with Franco Baldini, but I can tell you I have not received and proposal for Mattia," Roggi told Tutto Mercato Web. "Tottenham have decided to go for the Champions League next year and to do so they have decided not to give up on key players Harry Kane and Lloris.

When asked if Lloris' role as no. 1 at Tottenham effectively ends talk of his client moving to White Hart Lane, Roggi added: "That's right. Mattia is a no. 1 and Tottenham are aware of this, so are Bayern Munich."

Lloris, who signed a new five-year contract at White Hart Lane last year, has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the north London club this summer and has recently reiterated his desire to play in the Champions League once again.

"Dialogue and choices are important but the most important thing is to have the ability to play lots of matches in order to put in the best performance possible and continue to be selected for the national team," Lloris said, according to the Mirror.

"I assume that the choices come naturally, so I'm staying calm and seeing how things develop.

"This is what everyone wants, and not just because it is the season of the European Championships. It is a goal and a personal ambition.

"The Champions League remains an important competition, the highest level in Europe, so obviously I want to participate and rub shoulders with the biggest European teams."