Transfer news

Lloris cools talk of United move

February 21, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris claims he is flattered by talk linking him with a summer move to Manchester United but maintains he is fully committed to his current club.

GettyImagesHugo Lloris has been linked with Arsenal

Speculation has been rife as to who will be the long-term replacement for Edwin van de Sar after the 40-year-old Dutchman confirmed last month that he will hang up his boots at the end of the season.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson already has Anders Lindegaard and Tomasz Kuszczak on his books, while the names of a number of international stoppers - Lloris, Germany's Manuel Neuer, Holland's Maarten Stekelenburg and Russia's Igor Akinfeev - have all also been mentioned as possible candidates.

But Lloris, who is under contract with Les Gones until June 2012, told L'Equipe: ''I am fully committed to the OL. After these announcements, the rumours, I have no problem with that.

''It's flattering, yes. But that does not mean I'm going to stop working and function as I always have.''

Meanwhile, Polish international Kuszczak has urged Sir Alex Ferguson to make him No. 1 at Old Trafford.

"Play me and I'll prove I'm your real No.1," he said on a US TV show. "To play well I need to play regularly. I've shown when I get a run my form gets better. Now I'm waiting for my manager's decision."