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Real Madrid set to sign Spain goalkeeper

Kiko Casilla, left, is set for Real Madrid, which could mean David De Gea, right, is not. Credit: Reuters

Real Madrid are set to sign goalkeeper Kiko Casilla after he underwent a medical with the club.

Casilla, who has one cap for Spain, started his career at the Santiago Bernabeu, but never played for the first-team.

The Espanyol player been one of the stand-out goalkeepers in La Liga in recent years and his arrival is likely to end the club's interest in David De Gea this summer.


Casillas to leave Real Madrid for Porto

Iker Casillas is off to Portugal. Credit: PA

Real Madrid have announced that Iker Casillas' 725-game stay with the club is at an end.

The Spanish club said on their official website that they had agreed a deal with Porto for their 34-year-old captain.

Casillas joined Real's youth academy in 1990 and has been with the club ever since, winning 17 major honours in that time.

Real Madrid have goalkeeper bid rejected

Kiko Casilla, left, has one international cap to his name. Credit: Reuters

Espanyol president Joan Collet has said his club have rejected a bid from Real Madrid for goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

Madrid are seeking a replacement for club captain Iker Casillas, who is expected to join to Porto, and although Manchester United's David de Gea remains their number one target, it appears Casilla is also on their radar.

On Saturday, Espanyol announced on Twitter: "Collet has met the media. He explained that the club has rejected the only bid of K. Casilla by R. Madrid."

Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract by two years

Real Madrid have extended the contract of Brazilian left-back Marcelo for two further seasons, the Spanish giants announced on Friday.

Marcelo has committed his future to Real Madrid. Credit: PA

The move sees Marcelo tied down to the Bernabeu stadium until 2020.

A statement from Real Madrid read: "Real Madrid announces it has extended the contract of Marcelo until June 30, 2020, for the next five seasons."

The 27-year-old joined Real in a six million euro transfer from Brazilian club Fluminense in January 2007 and is the third most veteran player at the club, behind team captain Iker Casillas and vice-captain Sergio Ramos.

The Brazil international has made 320 appearances for Real in his nine years at the club.

Reports: Real Madrid offer World Cup star to Man United

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to offer Man United this man. Credit: PA

Real Madrid have offered Keylor Navas to Man United as part of their ongoing negotiations for David de Gea.

That's the latest rumour to come out of Spain today, where Marca claim Louis van Gaal may be tempted by the prospect of landing the goalkeeper who impressed at last summer's World Cup.

In fact, it was the Costa Rican's standout performance against Van Gaal's Dutch side, where he pulled off numerous key saves leading up to the penalty shoot-out, that made him such hot property in Europe.

United, meanwhile, remain determined to land Madrid's experienced centre-back, Sergio Ramos, and are expected to block De Gea's transfer unless Madrid allow him to leave.


Casillas not leaving Real Madrid for Roma

Casillas' agent claims he has not been contacted by Roma. Credit: PA

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' agent claims he has not been contacted by Roma regarding a summer switch for his client.

Casillas' future at the Bernabeu is in doubt with the club thought to be interested in acquiring Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea this summer.

Reports in the Italian press claim Roma have already begun talks to sign the veteran Spanish goalkeeper, who is under contract with Real for another two seasons.

However, when asked about Roma's reported interested, Casillas' agent Carlo Cutropia said in Spanish sports newspaper Marca: "I have not received any calls.

"The only thing I've said in the past is that Rome is a great city and Roma is a big club with a great fan following."

Former Everton defender linked with Real Madrid

Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi says he is flattered to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The former Everton youngster has been tipped by the Spanish media to be the man to replace Sergio Ramos at the Santiago Bernabeu if the Spain international departs this summer.

Shkodran Mustafi has impressed at Valencia. Credit: PA

"Right now I'm on holiday," Mustafi said to German TV channel Sport 1. "But who wouldn't be happy if Madrid were interested in you.

"There's no player who wouldn't be happy.

"This proves that I have played at a good level throughout the season."

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