Tuesday November 19 2013
Barcelona confirm Reina as target

Barcelona have confirmed Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is a contender to replace Victor Valdes at the club.

The latter has announced his intention to quit the Camp Nou at the end of his contract in June and Reina, on loan with the Azzurri from Liverpool, has been linked.

“We have been looking for a goalkeeper since Valdes announced he wanted to leave,” Barcelona Vice-President Josep Maria Bartomeu told RAC1.

“We are in highly advanced negotiations. If Valdes says officially where he will go to in January, we will announce the new goalkeeper for Barcelona.

“Our idea is to sign only one goalkeeper.

“Marc-Andre Ter Stegen [of Germany and Borussia Mönchengladbach] and Pepe Reina are within our range of options, which is already very small.”