Keylor Navas
Keylor Navas Reuters

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head for Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, according to the Daily Mail.

The Levante goalkeeper has been a standout performer in this summer's World Cup and has a release clause of £6.5m at his current employers, which has attracted the attention of multiple clubs.

After the departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea City, the Gunners are in the market for a goalkeeper to back up current number one Wojciech Szczesny. Arsene Wenger has been monitoring various targets, with Cardiff City's David Marshall one of the prime targets to fill in the vacancy.

Similarly, the Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is looking for a goal keeper to provide competition for current first choice Simon Mignolet. It also looks highly likely that second choice Pepe Reina will be returning to Italy with Napoli to begin his second loan spell in as many seasons.

Earlier in the week, the Northern Irishman also confirmed that he will be strengthening his side as they will be competing on four fronts in the upcoming season.

Navas, who plays for Levante in the La Liga, was outstanding and put in some very impressive performances in the previous campaign. He was the second best keeper in the league when it came to goals conceded just behind Atletico Madrid's Thibaut Courtois and the best in the league in terms of saves made during the entire season.

However, with only one year to run on Navas' contract and the £6.5m release clause, his current employers Levante will be powerless to stop him from leaving for pastures new.

Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool will not have it easy when it comes to capturing the Costa Rican goalkeeper's signature as there is one more club that has shown an interest. The La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have decided they want Navas to replace the Chelsea bound Thibaut Courtois.