Real Madrid considering shock transfer move for Leeds keeper Illan Meslier to replace crocked Thibaut Courtois

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REAL MADRID are considering a shock move to sign Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

The Frenchman has emerged as a potential transfer target to replace Thibaut Courtois.

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Courtois could be out for the whole season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in training this week.

He was seen leaving the session in tears and is set to undergo surgery on the injury.

Real Madrid have since drawn up a list of possible targets to fill the void left by his absence.

Andriy Lunin has been left as Los Blancos’ only available senior keeper, but has played just 17 times for the club.

According to Sport, Meslier is the latest name under consideration by Real Madrid.

He has been added to their list of shortlists as one of the younger, cheaper options being explored.

The report adds that targets have been split into two categories, with the other consisting of older, proven keepers.

Meslier still has three years left on his contract at Leeds and played in their Championship opener against Cardiff last weekend.

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Chelsea were previously linked with a £30million move for the 23-year-old back in March but a move never materialised.

Real Madrid have also identified Kepa Arrizabalaga and David de Gea as options to replace Courtois.

However, the Spanish giants would face competition to sign Kepa from Chelsea.

Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel is keen on reuniting with the Spanish stopper and is chasing a loan-to-buy deal.

As for De Gea, contact is understood to have been made with his representatives.

The former Manchester United star remains a free agent after leaving Old Trafford at the end of June.

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