Casillas and Madrid close to deal

Iker Casillas and Real Madrid are said to be close to agreeing a deal that would allow the goalkeeper to leave the club to join Porto.

According to reports in the Spanish Press this morning, the 34-year-old had agreed to move to the Portuguese League runners-up on the premise that he would be released from the final two years of his current contract with Los Blancos.

However, it was also thought that Casillas was not keen on taking a pay cut. With Porto offering him a two-year contract on wages of €5m a season but Madrid obliged to pay him €25m over the next two years should he stay, it was speculated that the 10-time European champions would have to pay the difference of €15m.

Marca though now say that Casillas would be open to the idea of sacrificing some of his potential earnings in favour of regular first team football.

Just how much remains to be seen, but both player and club are said to be keen to find a solution that would see Casillas leave the Spanish capital on good terms.

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