Liverpool target cools speculation

Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has moved to quash talk of a January move to Liverpool, insisting that there has been no contact between himself and the Merseyside club.

The Reds have been linked with the 28-year-old stopper in recent weeks amid talk that a deal for Victor Valdes is stalling.

The ex-Barcelona ace – who is a free agent – is rumoured to be close to agreeing a switch to the Anfield giants, yet suggestions of a dispute over a trial due to his injured knee have surfaced.

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Casilla has since emerged as an alternative, with an £8m winter move having been mooted.

However the in-form goalie says that there has been no contact made with Liverpool, or any other club:

“I’ve not had a call from anyone at Madrid or Liverpool. I’m serious.” He told AS.

“I don’t know where that information has come from but, again, neither have called me or my representatives.”

But Casilla did go on to suggest that he may well make a big move in the not too distant future:

“Espanyol, like most Spanish clubs, needs money and if someday my departure occurs it’s because Espanyol need the money.

“So far it’s just speculation, no one has been bidding, offering a few million. When that happens, if it happens, all parties will value it and we will decide.”