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Real Madrid swoop for Navas

European champions Real Madrid have signed Costa Rica's World Cup hero Keylor Navas on a six-year deal.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who leaves Levante for the Santiago Bernabeu, was a star performer as Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals in Brazil.

A statement published on Real's official website on Sunday evening read: "Real Madrid CF and Levante UD have reached an agreement over the transfer of Keylor Navas, who will be tied to the club for the next six seasons.

"The player will be presented on Tuesday, August 5, at 1pm (local time) in the Bernabeu's royal box, after undergoing the relevant medical examinations.

"Subsequently, Navas will tread the turf of the Bernabeu for the first time and will address the media in the press room."