NEWS
Tuesday December 1 2015
Liverpool in for Diego Lopez?

Liverpool are interested in Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez, and could include Mario Balotelli in any deal, according to reports.

The Spanish ‘keeper is currently sidelined with patellar tendonitis, but had been dropped in favour of 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma prior to his stop.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is thought to be unhappy with current Reds number 1 Simon Mignolet, and is looking for an experienced pair of hands, with Lopez a target according to Calciomercato.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper fits the bill, and it’s thought he’d be happy to leave San Siro in order to get first-team football.

Lopez has a contract until 2018, worth €2.5m per season, but Milan and Liverpool could strike a deal involving Mario Balotelli.

The striker returned to the Diavolo on loan this summer, but without a right of redemption so that both clubs can evaluate the situation next summer.

Calciomercato believes that if Milan are happy with Balotelli when he returns from a hernia, they could use Diego Lopez as a bargaining chip to lower the price for the Italian international.