Michel Vorm
Michel Vorm

Liverpool are considering a move in signing Swansea City keeper Michel Vorm, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds currently have Simon Mignolet as the first choice keeper at the club, and Brad Jones as a back-up for the former Sunderland stopper. However, there are doubts over the Australian keeper's ability to step up in case the Belgian picks up an injury or faces suspension for the next season.

Pepe Reina will return to Anfield after completing his season-long loan at Napoli. The Spain international is likely to make an exit from Liverpool as the Italian club are keen on signing him on a permanent transfer.

With Reina's departure, Brendan Rodgers will be left with the Belgium international as the first choice keeper. The Northern Irishman is looking to improve competition amongst the players as the Merseyside club return to the Champions League next season.

Rodgers signed Vorm for Swansea in 2011 while he was in charge of the Welsh Club. The Reds boss is an admirer of the 30-year-old and is looking to land Vorm as a back-up for the upcoming campaign.

The report claims the former Swansea boss believes a bid of £5m will be enough for Liverpool to seal the deal for the stopper. Vorm has two years left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium and their new boss Gary Monk is believed to be eyeing potential replacements.

The Liverpool Echo claims Monk is targeting a free transfer for out of contract Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski and Reading stopper Alex McCarthy for the next season. This could see Vorm leave his current employers and the Reds could take advantage of the situation in the summer transfer window.

Meanwhile, the Dutch keeper has revealed that he was surprised when he heard recent rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool. Should the deal take shape, Vorm will rejoin Rodgers at Anfield.

"It appeared last week in the British media. For me it was a surprise I must be honest. I personally haven't heard anything," Vorm explained.