Last Updated: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:09
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he is confident Man City target Iker Casillas will not leave the club ahead of showdown talks.
Speculation surrounding the Spanish number one's future at the Bernabeu has increased recently after national coach Vicente del Bosque hinted that Casillas was not happy in Madrid.
The 32-year-old has become disillusioned with life in the Spanish capital ever since he lost his number one jersey to Diego Lopez last season.
As a result, Manchester City and Arsenal were linked with summer moves for Casillas but neither firmed up their interest.
City are now thought to be ready to make an offer for Casillas in January due to Joe Hart's poor start to the season, with Manuel Pellegrini hoping his history with the shot stopper will sway him to move to England.
However, Zidane says they aren't willing to let Casillas go without a fight and hopes to persuade the keeper to stay when he speaks to him next week.
"I don't believe Casillas will leave the club but it is better to have these conversations face to face," said the Real legend.
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