Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa after he was released by his current employers Ajaccio, according to the Express.
Arsenal are in the market for a new goalkeeper as Lukas Fabianski has agreed to join Swansea City after his contract with the Gunners expires on 30 June. Arsene Wenger will look to add an experienced stopper who can challenge current number one Wojciech Szczesny.
Liverpool were linked to Ochoa in the summer of 2013 but opted for Simon Mignolet after the Mexican international claimed he was happy in France with Ajaccio.
However, the Reds seem to have reignited their interest in the keeper as he is available as a free agent and could be a valuable backup in the event of Pepe Riena's permanent departure.
Ochoa has been part of the Mexico World Cup squad since 2006, but did not start a game until this year's tournament in Brazil. The Mexican international has been at French club Ajaccio for the past three years, but was released this summer following their relegation to Ligue 2.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper is hoping to stay in France and continue playing in Ligue 1. However, he claims that he is open to offers and is looking at testing himself at a higher level.
"My priority is to stay in France, but I am open to any propositions. I have improved in the last three years, most notably in handling the pace of games," Ochoa said, according to the Express.
"But I was used to top competition when I played in Mexico. I now need to play in the Champions League to be sure of my level," he added.
Ochoa became a sort of cult figure overnight after he put in a blinding performance against Brazil in Mexico's second World Cup group game on Tuesday. He made one fine save after another to keep the hosts at bay and get Mexico a deserved point.
The Mexican goalkeeper feels it was the performance of his life, but wants to move on and concentrate on the games ahead.
"It was very difficult, and I'm delighted leave the field with the zero on the scoreboard," Ochoa said.
"I believe this was the best match of my life because this was a World Cup game and this is very important. We have to move on, celebrate with my team mates and my family, but move on because the path is still long," he added.