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Manuel Pellegrini Wants To Sign Iker Casillas For Manchester City

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The Chilean coach doesn't trust neither Joe Hart nor Costel Pantilimon and would want to sign Real Madrid's captain, according to 'As'.

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Spanish 'Diario As' is always solid when reporting about Iker Casillas. Today, the daily sportspaper is reporting that Manchester City will try to sign the goalkeeper away from Real Madrid next summer.

Manuel Pellegrini has been rotating Joe Hart and reserve goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, and apparently, neither one is performing well enough for his standards. That, and Pellegrini's good relationship with Iker Casillas since the coach managed Real Madrid during the 09-10 season would be appealing enough for both the player and Pellegrini, according to 'As' Carmen Colino.

Iker Casillas will be Ancelotti's goalkeeper for the Spanish Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League, but he will sit on the bench to watch Diego López play in the Liga BBVA.