Pepe Reina has opened the door to a permanent move to Napoli by indicating that it will be the subject of summer talks with Liverpool.
The Spain international is set to return to Anfield at the end of his season-long loan at the San Paolo, before a strongly expected permanent exit is determined.
Otherwise linked with Barcelona, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hinted recently at the desire to keep hold of the goalkeeper, whilst reports have recently suggested talks over a prospective contract are underway.
It is speculation that the 31-year-old has this week encouraged, with comments made to Spanish media.
“My future is tied to Liverpool because I have two more years on my contract, this will be the starting point,” Reina is quoted as saying by Spanish outlets at a publicity event this week.
“From this point I will return to talk about the transfer to Napoli, where I am happy and where I am playing a good season, and we will deal with Liverpool.
“The links to Barcelona? There are so many players linked with the Catalan club, not just me. I am proud of the fact that my name might be paired with a club so important, but I am very focused on Napoli.”
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