Norberto Neto
Norberto Neto will leave Fiorentina in the summer with a host of clubs interested in his servicesGetty Images

Liverpool are among the clubs from Europe's leading leagues to have their interest in signing out-of-contract Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto in the summer.

The former Brazil Under-23 international's current deal expires in the summer and Viola have confirmed the player will leave the club after four years with the two-time Serie A winners.

With Neto, 25, available on a free transfer at the end of the season, there is already a long list of clubs in the running to sign the stopper, including Liverpool, according to the player's agent Stefano Castagna.

"The only thing that is official is that Neto will not be staying in Florence," Castagna told Gazzetta TV. "Since 1 February, when it became possible to talk to other clubs, we've been evaluating offers that are interesting for the lad, in England, Germany and Spain in addition to Italy.

"One of those in England is Liverpool and then there is a top Spanish club interested in him. Right now, the lad has to make a well-pondered decision for his career. He's young and he's grown a great deal, but even when he was 18 he was one of the best in Brazil."

Though Simon Mignolet has improved since earning a recall to the Liverpool team, manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to add to his resources in goal with Brad Jones providing inadequate cover.

The Anfield boss initially planned to sign a new 'keeper in the January transfer window but abandoned that move as Mignolet returned to play an important role the club's 13-match unbeaten run.

Among the other European heavyweights reportedly interested in signing Neto are Fiorentina's Serie A rivals Juventus, with the Italian champions hopeful the offer of loaning the player back to Florence for the rest of the current season will help sweeten the deal.

But Castagna has ruled out such a move, saying: "We would say no [to the loan deal], clearly. He's playing regularly now and has plenty of objectives with Fiorentina, with the cups and the league. Then we'll see what decision we will take.

"If you decide to join a top club then it's obvious you're competing with other good goalkeepers, but if you join one of the top 10 clubs in Europe, then it's an opportunity you've obviously got to fight for."