Barca Close In On £8m Reina

Barca Close In On £8m Reina

Barca Close In On £8m Reina

La Liga giants bid to snatchkeeper from Liverpool

Jose Reina could sign for Barcelona in the next two weeks after his agent flew in for talks with Liverpool.

 

The Spanish giants hope to tie up an £8m move for the Reds keeper and a deadline has now been set for the transfer to be completed.

 

Arsenal and PSG have also shown an interest in Reina, but the player has promised Liverpool he will not sign for one of their Premier League rivals, and does not fancy a move to France.

 

Reina, who is under contract until 2016, wants to return to his first club and Barcelona have targeted him because their current No.1 Victor Valdes is set to join Monaco.

 

Reina’s agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, met Anfield directors at the weekend and talks will now begin between Liverpool and the Spanish giants.

 

But the 31-year-old has told Liverpool that if a move cannot be agreed, he will sign a new contract with the club.

 

Starsport understands there is a new deal on the table for Reina which would keep him at Anfield until June 2018.

 

But Reina’s Liverpool place is not as secure as it used to be and his form has dipped at times in the last two seasons.

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