Victor Valdes

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have been alerted to the availability of goalkeeper Victor Valdes after the former Barcelona star failed his medical at Monaco.

The 32-year-old Spanish international just ended his contract at the Camp Nou on Monday (30 June) and, after snubbing the Premier League giants, had agreed personal terms to move to the Ligue 1 side.

But Monaco announced they would be breaking the pre-contract agreement with the keeper following his failed medical.

"He is injured and will not come here," Monaco's vice-president Vadim Vasyliev was quoted by AS.

The Spanish international tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in March and is still expected to be out of action for the first part of next season.

Barcelona were interesting in keeping him at the Nou Camp but, having already completed the signing of keepers Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, it is understand they are unlikely to have him back.

Even though Valdes is not expected to be fit for the first part of the season, the Premier giants could be interested, especially considering they can secure his services on a free transfer.

Arsene Wenger is desperately looking for a keeper to replace Lukasz Fabianski while Manuel Pellegrini wants a top number one to fight for a place with Joe Hart.

Furthermore, recent reports in Spain claimed that Valdes was Brendan Rodgers' first choice last summer before signing Simon Mignolet. At the time, the Spaniard's desire to honour his contract at the Camp Nou scuppered any hopes of a deal.

Meanwhile, Valdes recently confirmed he would like to play in the Premier League even though his first choice was Monaco.

"I've always identified with your [English] football, the way the supporters live the game and the respect they show the players," Valdes admitted.

"It is one of the biggest leagues in the world, with the best clubs in the world and, without a doubt it's a very good option for me."