Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is reportedly shopping for a new goalkeeper to replace Petr Cech who has not performed as expected this season.
Media reports have it that Wenger is prepared to battle Liverpool for the services of Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Navas has been the first-choice goalkeeper at Santiago Bernabeu for the last three seasons, understood the 30-year-old is unhappy with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez amid the club’s reported interest in David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois since last summer.
Liverpool have been credited with an interest in the Costa Rica international with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius struggling to convince Jurgen Klopp of their abilities, with a report claiming that the former Borussia Dortmund coach “personally called” the stopper to discuss a move to Anfield.
According to Diario Gol, Arsenal are also in the hunt, with the Gunners identifying Navas as the perfect player to replace 35-year-old Petr Cech, who has struggled to produce his best form this season.
Navas came close to joining Manchester United in August 2015 as part of a swap deal with David de Gea, but a faulty fax machine saw the move collapsed at the final moment of the transfer window.
Navas have made 109 appearances, keeping 38 clean sheets and have won two Champions League,