Caballero, 32, was signed to Malaga by now Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini for a reported fee of E900,000 on a two and a half year contract in February 2011.
The former Boca Juniors goalkeeper was a key player in Malaga’s rise, breaking the records as he kept a clean sheet for 480 consecutive La Liga minutes. His impressive displays didn’t stop there, as he helped Malaga qualify for the Champions League where they embarked on an incredible run, being just minutes away from a semi-final spot.
During the 2012-13 season, after some fine performances, the 32-year-old was awarded a contract extension with the Andalusians until 2016.
Since taking over at Manchester City, Pellegrini has ran into some goalkeeping problems - England number one Joe Hart has gone through a poor spell of form, which has resulted in him being alternated with Romanian stopper Costel Pantilimon.
With Manchester City still vying for silverware on four fronts, Pellegrini will be looking for a solid number one who can help shore up a sometimes loose back line. Now Caballero is the man thought to be in the frame, and Spain's Ole reports the Malaga shotstopper responding to the speculation:
'The rumours are growing, but it’s not my business. I will think it over if someone calls me, or one of my representatives, but for now, all I will think about is playing for Malaga'.
With Malaga still suffering financially, Caballero could well be sold in January. Having played under Pellegrini before, the Manchester City boss will know full well about the Argentine’s qualities.
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