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Arsenal weigh move for Real Madrid goalkeeper

Real manager Zinedine Zidane watches closely in training ahead of the game with Dortmund Real manager Zinedine Zidane watches closely in training ahead of the game with Dortmund
Montrelle Montesinos | 08 Diciembre, 2017, 08:03

Logic dictates that Madrid would always want the best shot-stopper in the world under their wing - especially with Navas continuing to look far from imposing whenever a long-range shot is fired in his direction - but you sense that Florentino Perez has pulled the plug on the deal for strictly political reasons.

Zidane was quoted by Marca as saying in the post-match press conference, "I am convinced that by February, we'll be fine".

However, with Varane now also joining the casualty list after taking a knock in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, the Galacticos may have little option but to scour the market for a new defender. The French manager added that he is looking forward to the draw on Monday.

"We have the possibility and we will see", he continued.

"This season we are getting too many [injuries]".

Zinedine Zidane faces a selection headache for the visit of Sevilla on Saturday after an injury to Raphael Varane left Real Madrid extremely light on defenders. And sometimes players become managers elsewhere, only to head back to the club where they made their name later on. The former has largely been a strong and reliable performer for the Spanish giants but is perhaps just outside the small cabal of elite goalkeepers in world football, while the latter has not been particularly convincing as a back-up.

On Keylor Navas' future, Zidane said that he was happy with the keeper's performance.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has claimed that his team could do business in the January transfer window. "Regarding signings, I have two goalkeepers and I'm very happy with both of them", There has been ongoing speculation regarding the interest of Los Blancos in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga in January. "Llorente's played at centre-back before, so we'll see". Cristiano Ronaldo, who created a new Champions League record of being the first player to score in every group stage match of the season, will hope to find the net at home.