Casillas denies Barca link
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Iker Casillas has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Barcelona.Iker Casillas has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Barcelona if he does not have his contract renewed by Real Madrid and said that he wants to spend the rest of his career at El Bernabeu.
The Spanish international goalkeeper's current contract at Madrid expires at the end of the current season but negotiations on a new deal have been delayed, leading to speculation that he could be offloaded.
Manchester United are said to be monitoring the situation, but recent stories in the Spanish media have suggested that Barca are also watching developments and would jump at the chance to sign one of Europe's best keepers.
Casillas though is adamant that a deal will be done and has laughed off speculation that he could sign a pre-contract agreement with the Camp Nou giants in January.
"Barcelona? There is nothing in that," he said. "I said a long time ago that I want to stay at Real Madrid more than anything else.
"There is no possibility that I will go to another team. It is normal that the contract talks are delayed.
''There are always two sides that have to sit down, talk and agree on everything, but I am convinced that we will reach a deal and that I will continue playing for Madrid.
"This is the club that I have grown up with and it is the team that I want to finish my career with. I think that they want me to stay and I am fed up talking about this."