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United target Lloris will leave Lyon in summer
Lyon are seemingly resigned to losing star keeper and Manchester United target Hugo Lloris. The 24 year-old is being tracked by a host of Europe's top clubs and Lyon director Bernard Lacombe has hinted that the club could cash-in on its star asset this summer. “Sometimes one is obliged to sell certain players and there are people who will surely be leaving the club,” said Lacombe. “We will try to do everything to keep Lisandro [Lopez], but it could be complicated for Lloris.” Lloris was recently involved in a dressing room bust-up after criticising his team-mates for conceding two late goals in a league match against Nice and Lacombe admitted it could hasten his departure. “He came to Lyon to win titles, to be in the France squad, but his reaction at Nice... it's a sign.”
In more transfer speculation, The Sun claims United are still tracking Athletico Madrid keeper David de Gea - after Sir Alex Ferguson’s brother Martin was apparently spotted at Athletico’s 2-2 draw with Espanyol on Sunday. The tabloid says the Reds will make an £18million move for the Spaniard this summer.
Also in The Sun, Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross has warned Man City to beware the underdog ahead of next month’s FA Cup final. Shawcross, a United fan and former Red, says: “I would have preferred to face United just because I’m a United fan. But beating City wouldn’t be bad either.”