Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris a doubt for the start of the season. Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper and reported Manchester United target Hugo Lloris is a doubt for the start of the new season after fracturing his wrist.

Lloris, 28, is a candidate to replace David de Gea at United, with the Spain international still hopeful of sealing a switch to Real Madrid, according to Spanish daily AS.

But an injury that will rule the France international out for much of Tottenham's pre-season campaign could scupper that move and leave United to look elsewhere should they lose their number one.

A statement from Tottenham read: "The club can confirm that Hugo Lloris has sustained a fractured wrist during the close-season period. The France goalkeeper will continue to work alongside the first team squad to build up his fitness in a bid to be ready for the start of the season.

"Our medical team will continue to monitor his rehabilitation and progress during the pre-season."

Lloris admitted several weeks ago he remains keen to play in the Champions League again, having not featured in the competition since his days at Lyon in 2011.

The Tottenham goalkeeper was quoted as saying he and his representatives are "watchful" of the situation at Old Trafford, adding he must continue to play at the highest level if the chance comes.

"I assume that the choices come naturally, so I'm staying calm and seeing how things develop," Lloris was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"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.

"I work towards that every day."

According to Marca, United will continue to dig their heels in during talks over De Gea, with them demanding Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid shot stopper Keylor Navas come to Old Trafford should De Gea leave.

United have drawn up a list of replacements to replace the ex-Atletico Madrid goalkeeper should he end his stay at the club this summer.