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Lyon prepared to sell Hugo Lloris

July 1, 2012
By ESPN staff

Lyon's France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be allowed to leave the club - but only if the price is right, president Jean-Michel Aulas has said.

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GettyImagesHugo Lloris has been linked with Arsenal

Lloris has been linked with a move to the Premier League, and some reports have suggested that Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are possible destinations.

Aulas, however, insisted only the right offer would persuade his club to sell, adding: "Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market."

Last week, Lloris, the France captain, backed his international team-mates amid public anger following reports of dressing room infighting and the news that Samir Nasri had launched an abusive tirade at journalists.

France crashed out of Euro 2012 in meek style, losing their quarter-final against Spain 2-0, and Lloris told L'Equipe: "It looks like it only happens in the France team and to this France team. But it happens to all generations at all levels.

"Something like that should stay in the dressing room. It's about the squad, not individuals. This is where things like this bother me, because this is not the first time it has happened.

"I cannot condone what Samir said. But I find it unacceptable that people use that one incident to sum up the behaviour of the team.

"Everything has been mixed up. In sporting terms, it's true the Euros have not been perfect - but we must judge things on our journey over the last two years."