Arsenal prepare £17M bid for Real Madrid legend Casillas

Arsenal are eyeing Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas for the summer market.

The Daily Star Sunday says the Spanish No.1 has been a fixture at the Bernabeu for years but his future is in doubt after spending much of this season injured or dropped.

And he hinted at a possible move in an interview earlier this week, saying: “I want the fans to remember me as a player who wore the Real shirt with pride.”

Casillas, 31, is under contract until 2015 but he has a frosty ­relationship with Jose Mourinho. He would cost the Gunners £17million.

Arsenal want a big-name star to come in and mentor gaffe-prone Wojciech Szczesny next season – and Casillas fits the bill.

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