Gunners keeping tabs on goalkeeper, who was again dropped this weekend.
Arsenal are among the clubs tracking Real Madrid’s unwanted captain Iker Casillas, fanatix has learnt.
Los Blancos iconic skipper was again left on the bench for Real Madrid’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Real Sociedad and boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that he is unhappy with the 31-year-old.
“Confidence is an important element but so is competition (for your place). To be in the comfort zone for too long is not good, that goes for any player,” Mourinho said of Casillas.
As revealed by fanatix last month, the Gunners are among a number of top clubs keeping tabs on the Spain international captain and could move for the World Cup and double European Championship winner this month.
Casillas has vowed to fight for his place in the team, explaining: “I am not a machine. I, too, have to learn from my mistakes.”
But it is widely understood that the Spaniard could leave the Santiago Bernebeu if Mourinho remains at the helm and his position becomes untenable.
Casillas is considered one of the finest goalkeepers on the planet and has been with Real since his early teens.
The stopper has made over 500 league appearances for the club and is Spain’s record cap-holder with 141.
It remains likely that Mourinho will be given the push before he can sell Casillas but Arsenal, Inter Milan and PSG are all ready to move for the ‘keeper if his situation remains unresolved.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is known to be eyeing a new goalkeeper in January, after losing faith with current number one Wojciech Szczesny.
The Emirates Stadium outfit have also been linked with Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet.
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