Victor Valdes

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who is currently without any club and is a free agent and therefore can move outside of the transfer window.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Reds are closing on a deal for the goalkeeper as they look for a replacement for Pepe Reina, who joined Bayern Munich earlier in the summer.

Brendan Rodgers has been keen on bringing in a new stopper to challenge Simon Mignolet's place as the undisputed number one, as the current keeper Brad Jones has not been able to do that.

Mignolet did suffer a drop in form during the second half of last season and the Reds boss is keen to keep him on his toes by bringing in a quality goalkeeper.

Liverpool were linked with a move for Argentina international keeper Sergio Romero earlier in the summer, with the report claiming that they had opened talks with his current employers Sampdoria, who were willing to sell the goalkeeper.

Romero, played a key role in Argentina's run to the final of the World Cup in Brazil and was also one of the three goalkeepers nominated for the Golden Glove award, which was eventually won by Germany's Manuel Neuer.

Valdes, who was a key member of the Barcelona squad for over a decade, made 387 appearances for the Catalan club, winning multiple trophies. He was released last summer following the end of his contract.

The 32-year-old-keeper is currently injured after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage during the final games of the previous La Liga campaign and it is believed that he will not be fit until December at least.

However, the report suggests that Liverpool are still interested in signing the goalkeeper and have a structured recovery plan in mind as Rodgers feels he can provide adequate cover for Mignolet and push him for the number one jersey.