Chelsea ‘target Diego Lopez’

Chelsea ‘target Diego Lopez’

Diego Lopez

Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is eying a move for Los Blancos goalkeeper Diego Lopez, according to reports.

Marca and AS both say the 10-time Champions League winners have decided to dispense of Lopez’ services and will keep Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu. One of the two goal keepers will leave the club this summer as room is made available in the squad for Levante and Costa Rica shot stopper Keylor Navas.

Mourinho, who admitted he failed in a bid to convince Luka Modric to join his project in west London earlier this week, is believed to be keen to be reunited with Lopez, who he signed for Real in the winter of 2013.

Chelsea already have two excellent goalkeepers on their books in Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois, but the former is thought to be assessing his options after a decade at the club and could be allowed to leave. PSG and Monaco are interested in signing the Czech international, reports suggest.

Lopez was installed as the number one at Madrid when Mourinho was in charge, and that didn’t change after Carlo Ancelotti arrived. He has been largely used in La Liga while Casillas has had to be content with featuring in the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

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