Sunday 24 September 2017

Reina exit on cards as reds eye Robinson

Mark Ogden

Liverpool are monitoring Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson amid growing concern that they could lose Pepe Reina to Manchester United or Arsenal this summer, writes Mark Ogden.

Reina can leave Anfield if a rival club triggers a £20m escape clause in his contract and the 28-year-old admitted recently he was keen to play for a club capable of "fighting for titles" after winning just one trophy -- the FA Cup -- since leaving Villareal for Liverpool in 2005.

Kenny Dalglish said last month he expected Reina to remain at the club in the long term, but it is understood that former England goalkeeper Robinson is being considered as a replacement should Reina be tempted away.

Edwin van der Sar's planned retirement at United this summer has raised the prospect of Liverpool losing Reina to their bitter rivals, but United are also watching Schalke's Manuel Neuer, Holland 'keeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Spanish youngster David de Gea.

Stekelenburg and Neuer are also on Liverpool's radar, along with Lyon's Hugo Lloris. Neuer is believed to be United's first choice and the 24-year-old has a £12.8m escape clause in his contract. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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