Every summer has a long, drawn out transfer saga, and for a long while it looked like being Raheem Sterling, but as it turns out, the real drama was to be found in David De Gea's proposed move from Man United to Real Madrid.
After being linked with the Spanish giants all summer, a deal was finally agreed early on transfer deadline day, only for it to fall at the last after paperwork was not received in time. Both Real and the Red Devils have released statements absolving themselves of blame, leaving De Gea winding his last year of his contract down in Manchester.
But had that deal been agreed earlier in the summer, Van Gaal was looking at replacing the Spain international with the Spurs French international goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.
The Daily Mail reported the story http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3222146/Hugo-Lloris-hints-Manchester-United-transfer-cards-Tottenham-keeper-happy.html
Should De Gea leave United in January, or move on a free transfer next summer, Ed Woodward and Luis Van Gaal could be back in action as they look to find a long term replacement, and Tottenham man Lloris could be the answer.