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Lloris says he wants to be in Champions League

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Lloris in the mix for a move to Man Utd
Lloris in the mix for a move to Man Utd

Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has side-stepped questions about a possible summer move to Manchester United, but he has admitted he wants to play in the Champions League.

Lloris has been heavily linked with a move to United, as the Old Trafford club prepare to sell their first choice keeper David De Gea to Real Madrid.

While the France No.1 would not be drawn on the United rumours, he did tell Sky Sports that he is eager to be playing regular Champions League football sooner rather than later.

"I am still a Spurs player. I have a contract until 2019 and I have a lot of respect for the gaffer, the club and my teammates, so I don't want to speak about my future.

"For any player you need to play at the highest level to improve yourself to help your national team to improve. I think every player wants to play in the Champions League because it is the highest level. We work for that and I hope to play Champions League football again.

"At the moment, De Gea is still the Manchester United keeper so I have no need to talk about that."

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has confirmed he is keen to ensure he is a regular started next season, even if that means he needs to leave the Old Trafford club after he returned from his season on loan at Real Madrid.

"I'm currently on holiday and awaiting news regarding my future," Hernandez told Spanish sports newspaper Marca. "I imagine I will know something soon.

"Real had a deadline to exercise the right to acquire my rights but they let it go. Right now Real are like any other club and as of now I am a Manchester United player.

"That's the only reality. Above all, I want to join a team where I can play and have minutes.

"If it's at Manchester United or another team, I will be equally happy. My priority is to play."