Arsenal to move for Lyon goalkeeper Lloris

Arsenal reportedly set to make a £12 million move for Hugo Lloris after Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed they will let him leave according to the Daily Star.

The France international has been told he can leave the Stade Gerland by Aulas should the Ligue 1 side receive an appropriate offer – news that will certainly alert Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Lyon’s failure to qualify for next seasons Champions League has prompted the 25-year-old to consider his future at Lyon and it looks likely that he will depart during the summer.

The Premier League appears to be his probable destination with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool reportedly showing an interest but Wenger will be hoping to lure him to the Emirates Stadium.

However with Polish international Wojciech Szczesny enjoying a fine campaign as Arsenal’s number one it’s doubtful that Lloris would move to North London unless he receives assurances that he’ll be first-choice.

It’s thought the 62-year-old would be willing to relegate Szczesny to second choice provided and his hoping the strong French contingent at the club will also work in his favour having added to it with the signing of Montpellier striker Oliver Giroud last week.

Wenger has already spent £24 million on Lukas Podolski and Giroud and knows he’ll have to get his chequebook out again after Aulas instead the Les Bleus custodian won’t be sold on the cheap.

“Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market,” Aulas told TF1.

He captained his country at the European Championship’s in Poland and Ukraine turning in four solid displays before exiting at the quarter final stage after being beaten by eventual champions Spain.

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