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Casillas would welcome Man United star at Real

David De Gea, left, could join Iker Casillas at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he would welcome the arrival of Manchester United number one David de Gea at the Bernabeu this summer.

De Gea is under contract at Old Trafford for another season, but has been linked with Real after failing to agree to a new deal with the Red Devils.

If De Gea does come here, he will be welcomed. Competition is good and there is not a clause in my contract which states that I have to be number one.

In this club, you have to understand that any day they can sign a goalkeeper or any player and if that is going to increase the level, all the better.

We have a good relationship and I will give him a helping hand.

We will have to fight and compete for a place just like we do in the national team.

– Iker Casillas speaking to Cadena Ser.

Striker Cole confirms West Ham exit

Carlton Cole is out of work. Credit: PA

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has announced he has been released by the club for a second time.

Cole return to Upton Park in September 2013 having originally letting him go that summer.

The former Chelsea striker looked set to join West Brom in January, but the deal fell through at the last minute.


Blatter holds emergency meeting with football chiefs

Sepp Blatter has held emergency meetings at Fifa's headquarters in Zurich to discuss the corruption scandal engulfing the organisation.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Credit: Reuters

The embattled president - who cancelled a public appearance this morning - convened a meeting with representatives from Fifa's six regions.

Fifa spokeswoman Delia Fischer said in a statement: "There was a meeting today with the president with the representatives from the confederations to discuss the current situation."

Fifa has so far resisted calls to postpone Friday's planned election amid calls for Blatter to resign in the wake of the allegations.

David Cameron: Sepp Blatter must go as Fifa chief

David Cameron has backed calls for Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president following the latest corruption scandal.

The Prime Minister's spokesperson said he was "squarely behind" the Football Association's support for the Fifa presidential candidate of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: PA Wire
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