Pepe Reina has reiterated his desire to leave Liverpool to sign for Barcelona but Brendan Rodgers will have the last word as the Spaniard still has two and a half years remaining on his contract.
The goalkeeper is currently on loan at Napoli where he has been back to his peak form. After two difficult seasons at Liverpool, he is enjoying playing under his former manager Rafa Benitez who was a key factor in him moving to Italy in the summer.
Barcelona is looking for a number one as a replacement for Victor Valdes, who will leave the Catalonian side at the end of the season, and Reina has been appointed as the club's top target - alongside German Marc Andre Ter Stegen.
Reina admits he is willing to come back to Barcelona, a club where he spent one season in the second team and two in the first before joining Villarreal.
"If in the future I have the chance to return I would love it but nowadays is just a rumour and I know is going to be difficult. Anyone lucky enough to play at Barcelona is a privileged and I have the luck of have being played there and have spent many years. So I am privileged," told Reina in an interview with Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
However, the 31 year old keeper is cautious about a new move to the Spanish giant because he knows that Liverpool will still have the final say.
"I have to go back to Liverpool after my year loan in Napoli and then, from there, we will decide what to do with"
The Spaniard explained also how he decided to leave Liverpool last summer afte Rodgers revealed to him that Simon Mignolet was his first choice.
"Liverpool signed another keeper and Rodgers told me that I was not going play because he prefers Mignolet and they gave me the chance to go to Napoli."