Arsenal fans are looking rather downcast here in the Football Transfer Tavern, after the latest reports coming from the Daily Express.
The publication carries news of Iker Casillas, who Arsene Wenger and his board have been targeting and indeed linked with a swoop for since the January transfer window.
It seems however that the Spanish skipper will be staying with Real Madrid after the player’s partner and mother of his new born child claimed she would be going nowhere this summer.
As one of our punters claims, this has made us pretty sure of the fact that Casillas will be staying with Real Madrid and after playing in both the Copa and indeed Champions League – despite his somewhat shaky form, we think that the goalkeeper will be reinstalled as the number one at the club next season.
Casillas has been out of Carlo Ancelotti’s side for La Liga matches in favour of Brazilian stopper Diego Lopez, yet is still set to captain his country at the summer’s World Cup.
Arsene Wenger is going to be forced to look elsewhere – once again and as our regulars note over a pint, it is getting to that time in the summer where fans are starting to worry that Wenger will once again miss out on all his top targets.