Hugo Lloris eyes Manchester United switch in the summer as replacement for Edwin van der Sar

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United as he bids to land the job as Edwin van der Sar's long-term successor.

The Lyon stopper is one of the most highly-rated custodians in the game and already has been capped 20 times by his country since making his debut aged 22 in 2008.

Sir Alex Ferguson as a known admirer but is thought to have previously been put off by an asking price in excess of £15million. Now, though, Lloris has urged the United boss to reconsider.

United front: Hugo Lloris wants a move to Man United

United front: Hugo Lloris wants a move to Man United

'Manchester United is a great football club,' the 24-year-old said in the French press. 'They are one of the most successful clubs in the world, so, of course, Manchester is one of the clubs that make me dream.'

Lloris' manager at international level is Laurent Blanc, the former United defender, while the Red Devils have a good recent history with French keepers, having won two league titles with Fabian Barthez between the sticks.

Current Old Trafford No 1 Van der Sar is set to hang up his gloves at the end of the current campaign after six years service. That will leave Tomasz Kuszczak and youngster Anders Lindegaard.