Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris lined up as a possible replacement for David de Gea Getty

Hugo Lloris has given Manchester United a massive boost by hinting that he would like a move this summer to compete in the Champions League next season, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Red Devils are in the market for a new keeper after failing to tie down David de Gea, who is all but set to make his way to Real Madrid in the summer, to a new deal. The Spaniard has been United's best player this season, which earned him a spot in the PFA Team of the Year. He has played a massive part in helping United qualify for the Champions League.

With big boots to fill, United have listed down Lloris as their priority target for the summer, to alleviate the blow from De Gea's departure and strengthen their challenge for the title next season.

Victor Valdes has made a strong claim for the spot, but Louis van Gaal believes he needs another talisman to replace De Gea and is preparing to splurge the cash on Lloris in the summer.

Arsenal are also believed to be interested in the Frenchman, with Arsene Wenger looking at a top notch replacement for Wojciech Szczesny who has been in a shambles this season.

However, it will be a difficult one for either Arsenal or the Red Devils, especially with Tottenham, who are holding all the cards, unlikely to let him leave on the cheap. Chairman Daniel Levy is expected to demand up to £25m for his signature, a massive amount for a player who is looking to carve his way out of the club.

Meanwhile, Iker Casillas has all but confirmed De Gea's arrival at Madrid by stating that he would thrive under the competition, similar to what is currently happening in the Spain national team.

"I am delighted with the competition. We will have to compete for a place like with do with Spain if he does come here. He can handle the pressure. Floretino asked me, if it was up to me, which keeper I would sign. I prefer Spanish keepers – and right now, De Gea is the expert," Casillas said.