Manchester United are considering a shock move to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris in the summer, according to the Mirror.
The 20-time English champions have David De Gea as the first choice keeper and former Barcelona star Victor Valdes as a backup. The 33-year-old is yet to make his first team debut as his compatriot has started in each and every game this season.
De Gea has one year left on his contract and has not signed a new deal. Louis van Gaal confirmed United have offered him a "lot of money" and it is now for the Spaniard to put pen to paper.
"It [contract talks] takes a long time now. It can always happen – I am not the boss. I want him to stay, but I've explained that the player is the boss – he can say yes or no. You have to ask David De Gea, not me. He has to sign; we have offered him a lot of money," Van Gaal explained.
The former Atletico Madrid stopper has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid. A chance to return to his country has tempted De Gea, who is believed to be set for Old Trafford exit after the end of the season.
United are not willing to let the Spaniard leave the club on a free transfer as they are open to cashing him from his sale this summer, if he refuses to sign a new deal.
Van Gaal has identified Lloris as De Gea's replacement, if the Spaniard decides to end his time in England. Last summer, the 28-year-old signed a new five-year deal with Tottenham, which will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2019.
An earlier report suggested the French international was looking for a summer exit as he has set his sights on playing in the Champions League. A move to United can help him play in Europe's elite club competition as they are in a strong position to finish this season in the top four.
Lloris, who is valued around £22m ($33.4m) is also a target for Real. However, the 10-time European champion's first choice is De Gea. The Spain international's exit could help Lloris be United's No 1 next campaign, if he leaves his current employers and make a switch to Old Trafford.