Manchester City are considering plugging a gap in their goalkeeping ranks by signing Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas, according to reports.
The three-time Champions League winner’s days as Los Blancos’ No1 look numbered after the club signed Thibaut Courtois.
And the Costa Rican, 31, would be an emergency loan back-up to Ederson Moraes after Claudio Bravo, 35, picked up an Achilles injury.
Navas has made 144 appearances for Real Madrid since signing for the club in 2014-15 and has claimed he wants to stay and fight for his place alongside Courtois.
And he was a key part of Zinedine Zidane’s all-conquering triple European champions.
But after the signing of Belgian stopper Courtois from Chelsea, his shelf-life at the Bernabeu looks set to expire.
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According to AS, the keeper is being considered on emergency loan by Pep Guardiola as back-up, with Englishman Daniel Grimshaw their only other option.
Barcelona back-up Jasper Cillessen is also being mooted, according to Spanish paper Sport.
City have already swooped for young Irish keeper Gavin Bazunu, but the 16-year-old cannot join until next season with the transfer window closed.
The club signed Ederson from Benfica last season for £34.9million.
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