Manchester City fullback Pablo Zabaleta insists they do not need Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas.

Casillas has been linked with City as a replacement for Joe Hart.

Zabaleta told Marca: "He was linked with Arsenal, also (Victor) Valdes, but not with us. I hope he stays in Madrid, it would be a shame (if he left), they have given each other a lot.

"It is different with Victor, who opts for a new experience, he wants to leave (Barcelona)."

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