Zidane doubts Casillas departure

Zinedine Zidane has expressed his confidence that Iker Casillas will stay at Real Madrid, but reports are that peace talks are planned.

The goalkeeper has continued to dominate discussion in the early season for continuing under Carlo Ancelotti as behind Diego Lopez in the Madrid team selection, whilst maintaining his spot as Spain’s No 1.

Vicente del Bosque has backed Casillas through Press conferences and interviews and yesterday revealed that the 32-year-old had hinted about his future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Madrid’s current assistant Coach and a former teammate of Casillas’ does not see the captain leaving.

“I don't believe Casillas will leave the club but it is better to have these conversations face to face,” Zidane is reported as telling the Daily Mirror today.

The British publication suggest that the Frenchman will hold peace talks with Casillas over his situation.

Over the weekend Zidane expressed satisfaction in seeing the goalkeeper start for Spain in Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Finland, but suggested that his situation in Madrid would not necessarily change.

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