Iker Casillas is not going to Liverpool, says his agent Carlo Cutropia
Liverpool have struggled in the goalkeeping department for a number of seasons, finding it difficult to settle on an outright No 1.
Loris Karius’ arrival from Mainz last summer has done little to resolve the issue with him and Simon Mignolet currently sharing duties across competitions.
Iker Casillas emerged as a shock target for the Reds last week amid speculation he is unsettled at Porto and unhappy with manager Sergio Conceicao.
However, the former Real Madrid man’s agent Carlo Cutropia has talked down the situation and claimed talk of a move to Anfield is “crazy”.
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao has dropped Iker Casillas
”Of the crazy stuff I have seen, this is the craziest,” Cutropia told Portuguese radio station Radio Renascenca.
“It is crazy and there is no truth in it.
"Casillas is calm and happy at Porto and he wants to play, logically, just like any footballer.
“I believe that Iker and the manager speak every day but there are issues between the manager and the player.
"You have to give it time but there is complete calm.
“I am reading many things in the press, everything is false, and it leaves me surprised, and that's it."
Casillas had kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances for Porto this term but was recently dropped by manager Conceicao for his poor performances in training, leading to the transfer speculation.
“He’s trained below what I demand. The players know what my rules are, how I lead and that I demand that everyone is always at 100 per cent in training,” Conceicao said.
“I have to be consistent in the locker room, regardless of whether the player’s called Joquim, Manuel or Antonio. If I make exceptions, I lose the whole squad.
“So I won’t do that. ‘I can’t close my eyes on two weeks of training that did not reach my expectations and Iker cannot understand this. He didn’t train with the energy that I demand.”