Arsenal linked with Los Blancos star

Arsenal are reportedly set to table a bid for Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas, with manager Unai Emery waving about the player’s potential to add value to his side.

German Bernd Leno was bought in as a long-term replacement for the ageing Petr Cech during the summer this season.

According to El Confidencial, Emery is ‘in a rush’ to seal the signature of Navas at the midway point of the campaign with the January transfer window on the horizon.

The 32-year-old has accumulated 149 appearances since his move to Los Blancos after a sterling 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, but he now finds himself on the bench with Thibaut Courtois being the preferred choice.

The three-time UEFA Champions League winner has over 18 months remaining on his contract, and it’s been indicated that Real would consider offers in the region of £12m.

The Londoners are set to face competition should Real eventually decide to part company, with Italian giants Inter Milan also keen to bringing him on board to shore up their goalkeeping department.


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