Arsenal and Liverpool battle for Iker Casillas
April 10, 2013
By Danny Griffiths, Metro's Chief Sports Writer.
Arsenal are considering a summer plunge for out-of-favour Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
The Spain international is no longer first choice at the Bernabeu having lost his place to January newcomer Diego Lopez.
Casillas may find his situation changes at the end of the season if manager Jose Mourinho leaves the Champions League quarter-finalists.
But the Gunners are still believed to be excited about the prospect of signing such a dependable, experienced No.1 after troubles this season with and, to a lesser extent, Lukasz Fabianski.
Liverpool are also interested in Casillas, according to sources in Spain, and it is believed he is open to a move to the Premier League.
Arsenal have also been linked with moves for Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm and Liverpool shot-stopper Pepe Reina, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger urgently desiring an update at the critical position between the post.