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Aston Villa goalkeeper Reina: Man City move close; Real Madrid?

Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina has laughed off talk of a move to Real Madrid.

Reina, on-loan at Villa from AC Milan, was linked with Real as cover for Thibaut Courtois last summer.

He laughed: "We will talk to Florentino again (laughs). I have been lucky to belong to many clubs, with a great history, although the bad news is that I have never been able to win the European Cup. It is the thorn that I have left, but it is to be proud."

Reina also revealed: "I was once close to (Manchester) City. In my year at Bayern (Munich) negative things happened, I did not play, I was injured ... But I learned a lot: from (Manuel) Neuer, from Pep (Guardiola).

"It was difficult to see Neuer make a mistake, he gave you the feeling that it was very difficult to score a goal. He has changed the way of seeing a goalkeeper, it gives a more practical touch to the teams. He has a playing philosophy very like Guardiola. It is like Barça with (Marc-Andre) Ter Stegen."

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