Arsenal Manager Speaks Out on Transfer Links as Keylor Navas Decides Real Madrid Future

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has reportedly signed a new contract with the club, despite his apparent frustration over being benched this season following the summer arrival of Thibaut Courtois and even appearing to 'bid farewell' to fans on social media in recent days.

Navas won three Champions League titles as Real number one in 2016, 2017 and 2018, but the Costa Rican has hardly played since Courtois joined from Chelsea in August.

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It had led to suggestions that he was ready to quit the Bernabeu in search of a starting job elsewhere, with Arsenal even alleged to have submitted a £14m bid.

However, the 32-year-old appears to have committed another year of his career to Los Blancos after signing a contract extension until 2021. For now, that is according to Marca, with nothing official confirmed by the club as yet. Marca claims it was signed 'a few weeks ago'.

It comes as Arsenal manager Unai Emery described the speculation linking his club with an approach as 'not true' as he spoke at his weekly press conference on Thursday.

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"I don't know. We never speak about one goalkeeper because I think - and it's true - we are very happy with the three goalkeepers we have now," the Gunners boss said, via"We've never spoken about Keylor Navas."

Navas, who moved to Madrid from Levante off the back of his star performances for Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup, last played for Real in the two-legged Copa del Rey tie with Melilla. He played briefly in La Liga earlier in the campaign because of Courtois' delayed start.

Source : 90min