Manchester United and Bayern Munich Look Towards Lloris

If Lisandro Lopez was in large part the main star of Olympique Lyonnais’ first leg win of the UEFA Champions League quarter final against Bordeaux, the second leg star for OL was undoubtedly 23 year-old goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The press was quick to single out his remarkable save against Wendel’s mighty header three minutes before the end of the match.

While Lloris has been garnering attention for sometime with his performance for both Lyon and Les Bleus, his recent accomplishments have got international clubs talking.

A year ago this time Arsène Wenger was singing the praises of his fellow Frenchman, suggesting that he was France’s best goalkeeper, but denying any rumors that he might in fact replace Almunia.

But today’s Daily Mail reported that Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson has “stepped up his efforts to recruit French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as a long-term replacement for Edwin van der Sar.”

"Stepped up his efforts" translating roughly into a £15 million offer.

Meanwhile France Football is reporting that Willy Sagnol has also told Bayern Munich chiefs to take steps to recruit the young Niçois “immediately.”

No word yet of what sum "immediately" translates to.

However, barring any outstandingly majestic offers Lloris is with Lyon for another season.

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Tags: Bayern Munich, Huggo Lloris, Manchester United, Olympique Lyon

Comment by antoine on April 16, 2010 at 12:46am
Lloris ' move will largely be influenced by Lyon's semifinal against Bayern in the Champions League!
Comment by on April 16, 2010 at 4:00am
He's definitely a great goalkeeper and was amazing in many games in Cl this season. Whoever buys him shouls make a great business
Comment by Paul Douglas on April 16, 2010 at 8:47am
The other thing is that he has an exceptional character, well spoken, humble and no ego. So rare these days.
Comment by Humphrey Bogart on April 22, 2010 at 5:10pm
I really hope we can pick this kid up. A long-term replacement for Edwin Van der Sar is obviously needed as he is reaching 40 years old and may come out of international retirement to play for the Dutch national side at the World Cup finals this year. I like Ben Foster but I really think the lad should move on and cultivate a career for himself away from United, it will enhance his chances of an England call up, he was certainly on par with Robert Green for a while and likewise England are going to need to bolster their goal keeping ranks as David James too is getting up in years. Joe Hart looks promising as well. In any case Lloris would be a great summer signing though many football fans are not as thrilled when a goal keeper is transferred as when a stunning outfield player is transferred United certainly need this signing, and with the possible departure of Dimitar Berbatov, Alex Ferguson would have extra cash at his disposal. I write a football blog and am based in New York City, visit my blog at, thanks!


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