Could Spurs be forced to look for a new goalkeeper this summer? Comments attributed to current number one Hugo Lloris suggest it might happen.

The French international, who joined from Lyon in 2012, has apparently indicated he would be open to joining Manchester United if the Old Trafford club lost Spaniard David de Gea to Real Madrid and came calling for his services.

Tottenham’s Lloris, who is under contract at White Hart Lane until 2019, is reportedly on a United shortlist of possible replacements for De Gea.

In comments carried in The Sun, Lloris said: "For the moment there is a goalkeeper at United and we are watchful of his situation. You have to keep a certain calm with all this.

"If things should happen then they'll happen naturally."

Lloris, 28, has made 99 league appearances for Spurs.