Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell Pepe Reina to Barcelona this summer, if Cristian Tello moves in the opposite direction.

The La Liga champions have been heavily linked with a summer approach for the Reds' Spanish goalkeeper, as an ideal replacement for Catalans' No. 1 Victor Valdes, who is expected to leave Camp Nou at the end of the season.

Brendan Rodgers had earlier insisted that he would not let Reina leave Anfield. However, according to the Daily Mirror, the Northern Irishman is open to that deal, if Barcelona are ready to include long-time Liverpool target Tello, a part of their offer.

Cristain Tello

The 21-year-old has failed to earn regular first-team football in the Tito Vilanova's star-studded squad and is understood to be open to a transfer away from the Blaugrana. The versatile Spaniard, who can operate as a winger or centre forward like Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini, is exactly the type of player Rodgers likes in his attack.

The report claims Barca are planning to table an offer around £10m for Reina but Rodgers would inform them he wants a straight swap for Tello, who has a €10m [£8.5m] release clause, or face a rejection for any approach for the stopper.

Tello has made 20 appearances (12 starts) for Barcelona this season, with seven goals and four assists to his name. Liverpool were interested in the forward last summer as well but the youngster preferred to stay at Camp Nou.

Henry: Carragher Among Top Five Defenders I Faced

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has hailed Jamie Carragher, by labelling Liverpool's veteran centre-back as a fair competitor and placing him among the top five defenders he has played against.

"When Carragher retires, it will be a sad day for any Liverpool fan and for anyone who likes the game. The memory that I have of him is someone who was loyal and committed. You will always remember him as a Liverpool player because that's the only team he played for," Henry said.

"I have had incredible battles against him. I lost some and I won some but they were always fair and always hard. He's a competitor. For me, he will go down as one of the top five. If you talk about how long he has played for Liverpool and what he won there and what type of player he was, he will go down as one of the greatest in the history of the league," the Frenchman added.