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Arsenal have reportedly made an offer to Real Madrid for Keylor Navas as they search for a keeper to replace Petr Cech and David Ospina.
The report, which was picked up by the tabloids in the UK, originally came from the Spanish publication, Don Balon, who are one of the least reliable outlets around.
In fact, they are better known for their obsession with linking Arsenal with a move for Karim Benzema, something I’m sure they will still be doing long after the player has retired.
Don Balon write, “It’s about Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican goalkeeper is clear that the club is looking for a new goalkeeper for the next campaign. He did not like the treatment they are giving him, and he has decided to return the play.
“Keylor has on the table several interesting offers to leave Madrid. The one he likes most is the one that arrives from London, where Arsenal is already looking for a substitute for guarantees for Cech.
“Keylor would be happy to go to English football and do so to stop at an Arsenal that will start a new project next season.
“A move for Real Madrid , which thought to include Keylor in some operation to lower the price of any possible bomb signing. But Keylor is on his own.
Reports started to surface at the end of last year that Navas was likely to leave Real Madrid this summer and with Arsenal looking for a keeper after selling their best one (by a distance) to Juventus, this link isn’t a hard one to make.
Navas’s days at the Bernabeu are said to be numbered with number two keeper, Kiko Casilla, reportedly close to replacing him in the starting lineup.