Diego Lopez linked with Monaco move

Diego Lopez linked with Monaco move

Diego Lopez

After completing James Rodriguez transfer, Monaco and Real Madrid might keep negotiating for a little longer given the Red and White’s interest in Diego Lopez.

Monaco recently ruled out Victor Valdes signing despite having already agreed and signed a contract with him, since the Spaniard failed to pass the medical tests due to a knee injury.

Argentinian keeper Sergio Romero, who played for Monaco last season on loan from Sampdoria, has returned to Italy. Thus, the Ligue 1 side are in need of a replacement, and they have set their eyes on Diego Lopez according to Spanish sports newspaper Marca.

The Madrid-based daily claims Monaco tried to include Lopez as part of James Rodriguez transfer, but Los Blancos refused to do that.

However, now that Rodriguez’s move has been completed, Real directors are open to negotiate for the goalkeeper, especially since Keylor Navas’ arrival will leave Carlo Ancelotti with four men in that position: Lopez, Navas, Iker Casillas and Jesus Fernandez.

Lopez’s market value is eight million euros, but Real could accept even less if Navas arrives and neither Casillas nor Fernandez leave the club.

The main obstacle for Lopez’s exit is the player’s desire to stay in Madrid. He signed a contract extension until 2017 a few weeks ago and is very happy living in the Spanish capital.

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