Transfer news: Arsenal and Manchester City monitor Iker Casillas situation at Real Madrid
Premier League clubs keeping an eye on marginalised keeper
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly paying close attention to Real Madrid's Iker Casillas as the Spaniard ponders his future at the club.
The goalkeeper has spent his entire career in the Spanish capital, but has increasingly become a marginalised figure at the club.
Still only 32, Casillas has lost his first team place to Diego Lopez - new manager Carlo Ancelotti sticking with the decision made by Jose Mourinho last season.
Casillas has played in Madrid's Champions League games, but with a World Cup coming up he may feel he wants more first team action.
Although Woyzeck Szczesny has improved greatly for Arsenal, they are still thought to be interested in the Spanish keeper who would represent a significant upgrade.
Manchester City are also keeping an eye on Casillas as they continue to deal with the indifferent form of Joe Hart.
While Casillas may want to stay and fight for his place at the only club of his career so far, it will be interesting to see if either of the Premier League clubs test his resolve with a January bid.
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