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Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas a shock loan target for Manchester City after Claudio Bravo’s Achilles injury

The three-time Champions League winner's days as Los Blancos' No1 look numbered after the club signed Thibaut Courtois and City need a back-up keeper on emergency loan

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.

Keylor Navas has been Real Madrid's No1 since the departure of Iker Casillas to Porto

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Keylor Navas has been Real Madrid’s No1 since the departure of Iker Casillas to Porto

Navas has lifted the European Cup three times at Real Madrid

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Navas has lifted the European Cup three times at Real Madrid

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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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Manchester City stopper Claudio Bravo has injured his Achilles in training

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Manchester City stopper Claudio Bravo has injured his Achilles in training

Pep Guardiola has need of a new back-up keeper after Claudio Bravo's injury

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Pep Guardiola has need of a new back-up keeper after Claudio Bravo’s injury

Thibaut Courtois was on the bench as Real Madrid opened their season with a 2-0 win over Getafe

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Thibaut Courtois was on the bench as Real Madrid opened their season with a 2-0 win over Getafe

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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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