Real Madrid are in talks to send goalkeeper Keylor Navas to Paris Saint-Germain before the European transfer market closes on Sept. 2, sources have told ESPN.
The La Liga giants were initially asking for €20 million for the Costa Rica international, but sources have told ESPN that the deal could include PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola going to Madrid.
"[Navas] is a Real Madrid player, that is important, he has always been and he will continue to be," Zidane said in a news conference last week. "I'm not thinking of his exit, I know he will contribute a lot and will be very competitive. He has not told he wanted to leave. He is here, he wants to play and stay for us and show how good he is, like everyone else."
ESPN had previously reported that Navas had wanted to find more playing time and that agent Jorge Mendes had already started the process to get the player to PSG.
Madrid has been scouring the market for a suitable replacement that would serve as Courtois' understudy. The initial idea was to bring in a veteran goalkeeper for one season due to the rise of youngster Andriy Lunin, who is currently on loan at Valladolid.
Nonetheless, Los Blancos have not ruled out the possibility of bringing in Areola, who has La Liga experience with Villarreal, to serve behind the Belgian.