Kiko Casilla not keen on Arsenal switch

Reported Arsenal target Kiko Casilla rules out the prospect of leaving Espanyol this summer.

Kiko Casilla has ruled out the possibility of leaving Espanyol this summer amid speculation linking him with Premier League outfit Arsenal.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper is understood to have caught the eye of manager Arsene Wenger, who is in the market for another stopper after losing Lukasz Fabianski.

A move to European champions Real Madrid has also been mooted for Casilla, who has one year remaining on his existing deal, but the Spaniard is keen to remain loyal to Espanyol.

"I do not want to leave this summer. My intention is to complete this season and then negotiate another deal," he told reporters.

"If I have to go, it won't be for free. Espanyol have invested heavily in me and given the economic situation, I want my club to be the only beneficiary.

"But my mind is firmly fixed on my work here. For any player, it's important to know where your future lies and I'm clear about mine."

Casilla kept nine clean sheets for the La Liga outfit last term.

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