Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has suffered a fractured wrist which could rule him out of the start of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

The French International, who moved to the North London outfit from Lyon in 2012, has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United this summer.

As a result of his injury, Lloris will not be a part of Tottenhama s pre-season campaign.

The club statement . on their official website said, a The club can confirm that Hugo Lloris has sustained a fractured wrist during the close season period.a

a The France goalkeeper will continue to work alongside the First Team squad to build up his fitness in a bid to be ready for the start of the season.

Our medical team will continue to monitor his rehabilitation and progress during pre-season.a

According to reports, Manchester United have been looking at Lloris as a possible replacement for David De Gea, who himself has been linked with a big money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The recently announced departure of Iker Casillas to FC Porto, after spending 25 years at Real Madrid, may trigger a major reshuffling between the sticks at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane.

In light of the above, the injury suffered by Lloris will be a huge blow to Manchester United and may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Tottenhama s hopes of retaining their shot stopper for at least another season.

It will be interesting observe the club allegiance of Hugo Lloris by the time Manchester United face off against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford for the opening match of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season on 8th August.