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Arsenal keeping tabs on Real Madrid star

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Arsenal are continuing to monitor the situation regarding Iker Casillas' future as speculation mounts over his future at Real Madrid, reports the Daily Star.

The Spanish captain was left on the bench for Madrid's opening league game against Real Betis after the new manager Carlo Ancelotti championed Diego Lopez.

Lopez was originally signed as emergency cover by Jose Mourinho after Casillas sustained a broken hand midway through last season.

But thanks to some spectacular performances, Lopez kept the No.1 spot under Mourinho until the end of his tenure and Ancelotti looks set to keep him between the sticks.

Casillas, who has captained Spain in all of their recent major trophy wins, is not prepared to wait on the bench considering there is a World Cup next summer.

Although Casillas' place in the national side is thought to be impenetrable, he is under pressure with the likes of David De Gea, Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes all vying to usurp the coveted jersey.

Arsenal are now keen to offer Casillas a route out of Madrid as question marks remain over Wojciech Szczesny's long-term viability as a No.1.

Reports have linked Arsenal with Julio Cesar and Vicente Guaita but with the former set to join Benfica and the latter proving too expensive, Arsenal are looking to Casillas as a possible target.

Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be keen on signing the 32-year-old

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