Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has revealed he will be willing to move out of Anfield should he be approached by a bigger club. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer but Victor Valdes' decision to see out his contract has put a question mark on Reina's future.
"My situation is clear. I have three more years of my Liverpool contract - but I never say never. I'm very happy and satisfied at Liverpool. But of course if I'm given the chance to improve and go to a bigger club, and now there are a few bigger than Liverpool, I'm sure the club would understand," Reina said.
The Reds are believed to be closing in on a deal for Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet, fuelling rumours of a possible exit for Reina. Arsenal, who were previously linked with the Spaniard, may rekindle their interest, with the Gunners currently in the market for a goalkeeper. QPR stopper Julio Cesar is believed to be top on their list and the club have been rumoured to be closing in on a deal for the former Inter Milan man.
Reina, who is currently with the Spain squad for the Confederations Cup, is reportedly worried at being made third choice behind Real Madrid stopper Iker Casillas and Barcelona goalkeeper Valdes. The 30-year-old wants to move to a club currently in the Champions League to strengthen his bid for more first team appearances with the Spain squad.
"Coach Vicente Del Bosque makes his decisions and I don't know if I'll play. He saw fit to play Iker as usual because he has been 13 years in the team. It is the same with Victor Valdes. The quality he has brought to Barcelona is beyond doubt," he said.
Liverpool are recruiting actively in the transfer market, with the Reds believed to be closing in on a swoop for Sevilla forward Luis Alberto. The Reds have already completed a deal for former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer from Manchester City and are also closing in on Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas. However, their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has hit a roadblock owing to ownership issues, according to the Mirror. The player was reported to be attending a medical at Anfield prior to completing a move, which was scuppered following the aforementioned complications.