Real Madrid are eyeing Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Arsenal are among a number of top clubs at home and abroad to have been linked with the 6ft 6ins stopper.

But Real boss Carlo Ancelotti is understood to be at the front of the queue. He's a massive fan of Begovic and tried to sign him twice during his time at Chelsea, says the Daily Star.

He's eager to move quickly to solve a potential goalkeeping crisis at the Bernabeu.

His No.1 choice Diego Lopez looks to be off to Italy, with Napoli and AC Milan ready to make a move.

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