Puel laughs off attempt to ruffle team

LYON coach Claude Puel is confident Hugo Lloris is capable of dealing with any attempts to destabilise the team after reports emerged linking the young goalkeeper with a move to Bayern Munich ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final.

The two teams meet in the first leg of their last-four clash at the Allianz Arena with speculation rife that Lloris could be facing his next set of team-mates.

Former Bayern and France duo Bixente Lizarazu and Willy Sagnol have urged the Bundesliga side to recruit the 23-year-old this summer, something which Puel believes the national team shot-stopper will take in his stride.

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"It's amusing to talk about players before a Champions League match. Luckily, Hugo has enough maturity to deal with all this and I'm also sure the Bayern goalkeeper will appreciate all the talk!"