Real Madrid set August 1 deadline to sort out future of Iker Casillas

El Confidencial has suggested Real Madrid have set a deadline to sort out the future of Arsenal target Iker Casillas.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claims Real Madrid have set a deadline of August 1 to sort out any questions Carlo Ancelotti has over goalkeepers at the club.

Iker Casillas has been linked with several moves away, with Arsenal thought to be one of the clubs interested along with French side AS Monaco.

However, Arsenal now look set to sign Colombian World Cup star David Ospina as back up for Wojciech Szczesny heading into the new Premier League and Champions League season.

El C calls the situation between Casillas and Real Madrid teammate an ‘impossible coexistence’ which could see one of them leave before the end of the summer.

“Deadline August 1. That is the date Real Madrid have to solve all unknowns around the goal – Everyone knows that the problem exists and the future is aimed more at the impossible coexistence between Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez,” reports El C.

Considering how protective Real Madrid president Florentino Perez often is of Casillas, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that Lopez could be the man to make way.

However, that doesn’t seem to be the way El C sees things, as they suggest Casillas is the one who will be allowed to leave if he can find a club to satisfy his current wage demands and expectations.

“The three-year contract, at the rate of €9 million, will not help in finding a possible destination.”

It’s a very difficult situation for Carlo Ancelotti who has done well thus far to split up the appearances made between his two main goalkeepers.

Lopez has frequently been used in La Liga with Casillas stepping in to make domestic cup and Champions League appearances.

However, that’s a formula that could only work for so long as both players want to be undisputed number ones. Either way, there’s like to be a very good goalkeeper up for grabs in August.

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