Casillas hopes for Cole deal

Keeper feels Real are making progress in bid for Chelsea full-back

Cole: Will he join Real?

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Iker Casillas claims the signs 'look good' that Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole will join Real Madrid this summer.

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"It will be his last big contract and who better to sign for than his old coach Mourinho at Real. He will know better than anybody this club will be successful under Jose."

Iker Casillas

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Cole has been linked with a £30million switch to the Santiago Bernabeu after former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took over as Real coach.

Chelsea will likely be determined to hang on to Cole, but Real keeper Casillas believes his club are making progress in their bid to sign the left-back.

Casillas is confident that the 29-year-old will move to the Spanish capital and he is not surprised Real are interested in signing the former Arsenal defender.

Confident

"From what I am hearing the signs look good," Casillas is quoted by The Sun.

"I have only briefly spoken to people at the club, but I am confident that he can be a Real Madrid player next year.

"I think it will be the right move for him both professionally and personally."

Fresh from captaining Spain to World Cup glory, Casillas thinks the chance to work with Mourinho again may also persuade the England international to join Real.

He added: "A clean break from England is hopefully something he is very interested in.

"It will be his last big contract and who better to sign for than his old coach Mourinho at Real. He will know better than anybody this club will be successful under Jose.

"Jose has proved he buys players and makes them the very best in the world in their position.

"With Ashley he doesn't need to do that because he's already the best left-back in the world. Jose knows all about him and it comes as no surprise to me he is very much on Madrid's radar."