Victor Valdes
Liverpool in talks with Valdes, reports in the Catalan press suggest

Liverpool are in negotiations with Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes over a possible move to Anfield this summer, the Catalan press suggests.

The Spain international is set to bring an end to his 12 year spell with the Catalan giants this summer when his contract expires and the shot stopper is reportedly keen to test himself outside of Spain for the first time in his career.

The 32-year-old is likely to have no shortage of offers but Catalan daily Sport report Liverpool are an unexpected front runner for his signature having recently submitted a new proposal to Valdes.

The report suggests Rodgers was keen to sign Valdes last summer but the goalkeeper's desire to honour his contract at the Camp Nou scuppered any hopes of a deal. With his departure now imminent, the Liverpool boss remains keen to bring the goalkeeper to the club and is hopeful of beating Monaco and Paris Saint Germain to his signature.

Liverpool made Simon Mignolet their number one choice in goal last summer but Sport suggest Rodgers is unable to pass up the opportunity to sign Reina, viewing the experienced Barcelona goalkeeper as an upgrade on the Belgian international.

Pepe Reina, who joined Napoli on a season long loan last summer, also remains in the equation. Although there is no official agreement in place to see the Spaniard make his stay at the Stadio San Paolo permanent, the goalkeeper has indicated he would be very happy to remain at Rafa Benitez's side and does not envisage a return to Liverpool.

"I'm very happy here and my family's happy too," he told Piuenne television last week. "I'll be here right to the end, but not even I know what will happen after.

"I'm here now, but I've got to return to Liverpool, although it's unlikely I'll stay there."

"Benitez was the most important figure in me arriving here. He convinced me to join this ambitious project at a great club.

"Obviously I also wanted to get to know a different league while it was Liverpool who took the first step by not wanting me anymore because they were placing their faith in a younger goalkeeper."