Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris is said to be on Manchester United's radar to replace David de Gea Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has denied any knowledge of a release clause in his contract that could pave the way for a summer move to Manchester United.

United are facing up to the possibility of losing David de Gea to Real Madrid this summer with Lloris, 28, widely tipped as the club's first choice to replace the Spain international.

The France international signed a new-five year contract at White Hart Lane last season but the club's failure to qualify for the Champions League once again has raised doubts over his future.

Reports had claimed the deal Lloris signed last year also included a release clause of £14.5m ($22m, €20m), just £4.5m ($6.8m, €6.2m) more than the club paid Lyon for his services in 2012.

But the goalkeeper denies the clause, insisting his relationship with Daniel Levy means there is no need for such contractual safeguards.

"That doesn't correspond to the reality. There is no clause," Lloris told L'Equipe. "With my bosses, I have always liked to have a face-to-face exchange.

"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."

However, Lloris is yet to win a trophy since arriving at White Hart Lane three years ago and is unable to make any guarantees as to where he will be at the start of the 2015-16 season.

"You don't know what might happen. There is one important thing: there is a moment to think about yourself, to sit down and reflect but when that moment has gone and the season starts, you are fully committed to the club's project, to the team.

"No-one has told me how much I am worth, and I am not even trying to find out. But we are in a period where things sometimes get agitated for nothing, where numbers circulate to sound out the market. It is part of the system."