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Arsenal line-up summer transfer bid for Real Madrid captain

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Arsenal are lining up a summer move for experienced Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, according to reports.

The Spanish international has fallen out of favour this year under Jose Mourinho and has found himself behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order for Madrid's number one jersey. While Casillas has been a regular fixture at Madrid for many years, his future is very much in doubt having been left out of the squad for the Champions League quarter-final against Galatasaray.

The 31-year-old is expected to cost in the region of £17 million as he is still contracted until 2015. 

Casillas has hinted at a move away, saying in an interview earlier this week: "I want the fans to remember me as a player who wore the Real shirt with pride."

It is likely that Casillas will leave Madrid at the end of the season but his destination is unknown, with Manchester United linked back in February.

Casillas is into his 14th season in Real Madrid’s first-team set-up and has made over 650 appearances for Real Madrid, helping them to five La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs in the process.

As well as being a World Cup and double European Championship winner, his experience could prove vital at a club with young 'keepers, therefore the Gunners would fit the bill. 

 

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