Iker Casillas has been under scrutiny at Real Madrid in recent seasons Reuters

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has denied reports in Spain claiming he is eager to move to Arsenal this summer.

The 33-year-old has been under scrutiny in recent times amid reports claiming Carlo Ancelotti's side have earmarked the signing of Manchester United keeper David De Gea to replace him.

And even though Casillas has expressed on a number of occasions his intentions to hang up his boots at Real, Spanish TV station La Sexta claimed he is looking forward to move to the north London club and said the first contact regarding a potential move to the Gunners has already been made.

Casillas was already heavily linked with a move to manager Arsene Wenger's side after Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla revealed he was trying to persuade the 'keeper to reunite with him at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Wenger opted instead to sign Colombia international David Ospina, while Casillas stayed at Real Madrid, regaining a starting spot despite the arrival of Keylor Navas.

And when asked by Spanish reporters if he is going to stay at Real Madrid next season, Casillas said, as quoted by Cope: "Of course I am going to stay here. Where I am going to be better than here."

While questioned about the Arsenal rumours and his attraction by the city of London, he said: "Who has said that? You know more than me..."

Meanwhile, the Spaniard has insisted he is still motivated about winning titles with Real Madrid even though some of his own fans have whistled in frustration during a number of games.

He said: "Motivation levels can change depending on age. Now, after so long in the game, seeing the happiness that we as players transmit is special. I've been fortunate to win major tournaments and that gives one complete happiness."

Furthermore, the 'keeper has earmarked the Champions League trophy as the main target of Real Madrid ahead of a decisive month of May, where they will also try to beat Barcelona to the La Liga title, with the Catalans two points ahead of Los Blancos with just four games remaining.

Casillas said: "The coach already pointed out that the Champions League is easier to win. The Champions League is still in our hands while the league title is currently in Barça's hands. The last four teams remaining in the Champions League all have a 25% chance of winning.

"Traditionally, Madrid fans prefer European competition and winning the highest honour in Europe for the second year running would be special as it's never been done before."