Espanyol reject Real Madrid bid for Kiko Casilla

Espanyol president Joan Collet has said his club have rejected a bid from Real Madrid for goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

Madrid are seeking a replacement for club captain Iker Casillas, who is expected to join to Porto, and although Manchester United's David De Gea remains their number one target, it appears Casilla is also on their radar.

On Saturday, Espanyol announced on Twitter: "Collet has met the media. He explained that the club has rejected the only bid of K. Casilla by R. Madrid."

Casilla, 28, began his career with Real Madrid's academy, playing for their C and B teams before moving to Espanyol B in 2007.

He has one cap for Spain, having appeared as a substitute in a friendly against Germany last year.