According to The Daily Mirror, both Liverpool and Everton are keen to bring in Levante’s Navas at the end of the season.
The 27-year-old has been arguably Levante’s outstanding performer so far this campaign, helping the club into an unfamiliar top-half position with a succession of excellent performances.
Liverpool splashed the cash in the summer on Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, while Spanish shot-stopper Pepe Reina was allowed to leave on loan (and is likely to depart permanently in the summer). Belgian international Mignolet, therefore, has little competition for the number one spot.
Everton have American Tim Howard, 34, between the sticks, and it remains to be seen whether his deputy, former Wigan keeper Joel Robles, is a viable long-term replacement.
Keylor Navas – a Costa Rican international – has started 23 La Liga games for Levante this term, recording an outstanding 10 clean sheets – more than Real Madrid shot-stoppers Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas.
The Daily Mirror report that Navas’ contract runs out at the end of the next season, and an offer of £8m should be enough to tempt Levante to sell.
Former Derby, West Ham and Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope recently said of his compatriot: 'Keylor would be a hit in England because of his quality'.
Liverpool and Everton, however, aren’t alone in tracking Navas, as Atletico Madrid are considering him a possible replacement for Chelsea loanee Thibaut Courtois, and could rival the Merseyside duo for his signature this summer.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez no doubt hopes that Bryan Oviedo has a quiet word with his international teammate over the coming months.
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