Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has put a £30m price tag on Hugo Lloris for Manchester United to match in the summer, according to the Sunday People.
Louis van Gaal had earmarked Lloris as the man to replace David de Gea should the Spaniard refuse to sign an extension before the end of the summer. However, the Tottenham boss is not willing to let go without a fight and has urged United to cough up the money if they are serious about doing business this summer.
United have already completed a £25m deal for Memphis Depay, who will join the club after the end of the season and have now shifted their attention to other areas which need strenghtening. De Gea has been an asset for the Red Devils this season and has single-handedly won them a lot of points, including in their crucial game against Crystal Palace, when he stood firm to deny the Eagles when they were level on scores.
Marouane Fellaini went on to score the winner, which if not for De Gea, could have led to only a point, thereby allowing Liverpool a sniff in the race for a top four spot.
Real Madrid are expected to make a move for the keeper once their Champions league tie with Juventus is out of the way as they look to shore up their team for next season.
Lloris has also been in great form this season and has previously expressed his desire to play in the Champions League, which he won't be able to do with Tottenham next season. Spurs have failed to close the gap on their top four rivals yet again and look destined for yet another season in the Europa League, with Southampton and Liverpool giving them company.
United have Victor Valdes in their reserves, but the manager has his eyes on a better pair of hands as he looks to spend his way to the Premier League title next season.