Lazio Roma are reportedly preparing a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, with Los Blancos looking to replace the Costa Rican with Manchester United’s David De Gea or Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.
According to Corriere della Sera, longtime Lazio starter Federico Marchetti is no longer popular at the Stadio Olimpico as persistent injury struggles have taken their toll on his form.
Alvise Cagnazzo of the Sun previously reported Los Blancos approached several Italian clubs, including Lazio, about possibly signing Navas. It seems the Biancocelesti are open to such a move.
Navas has been Real’s regular starter for some time now, but his form hasn’t been the greatest in the 2016-17 campaign. He made a dreadful blunder in the 3-1 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League, as shared by AS English.
The Costa Rica international is a quality goalkeeper, but he’s not a world-class option like De Gea or Courtois. The former has long been linked with a return to the Spanish capital, and according to Paul Hetherington of the Daily Star, United are working hard on keeping him at Old Trafford, recently offering a new deal.
De Gea is the regular starter for Spain’s national team and a local hero in Madrid. Widely considered among the greatest stoppers in the world, he’d be a perfect fit at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Real are expected to add another Galactico now that their transfer ban has expired.
According to the Daily Mail‘s Adam Crafton, Los Blancos may find it difficult to deal for De Gea, however:
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