AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi, has confirmed that the club will be signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez, beating the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea to his signature, according to Sky Sports.
The veteran shot-stopper became Madrid's number-one whilst Jose Mourinho was at the club due to him having a fall-out with club-legend Iker Casillas.
However, despite Mourinho's departure and Carlo Ancelotti taking over, Lopez remained the club's number-one ahead of Casillas, who had to accept a role as the cup goalkeeper.
Changes at Madrid
The Spanish giants, who won the Champions League last season, have made a quick decision to sell Lopez after they managed to secure Costa Rican international Keylor Navas from Levante earlier this month.
Navas was one of the shining stars in the World Cup as Costa Rica surprised many by progressing to the Quarter Finals, despite being in the same group as England, Uruguay and Italy.
Arsenal move for Casillas
Throughout the summer it has been Casillas linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with Arsenal interested in signing him. According to some reports, the Spaniard was willing to buy-out the rest of his contract, so that he could join the Gunners on a free transfer.
However, Arsene Wenger has moved quickly in the market this year and landed David Ospina from Nice instead.
With one goalkeeper likely to leave the club, it now appears that it will be Lopez moving on after Milan boss, Inzaghi, revealed that the signing of 32-year-old, will bring a lot of experience to the side.
“I am very happy, as Milan are doing things in the best way and I hope we can do well together with the team,” Inzaghi told the club's official website.
“Diego Lopez is very important, an experienced goalkeeper who will improve our squad.”
It's speculated that the deal in question will see Lopez tied to a three year contract.