CLEAROUT: Liverpool set to let go two stars as Rodgers aims fresh challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in TMW, Italian side Napoli are close to finalizing double loan deals for Liverpool stars Pepe Reina and Lucas Leiva. The wages of Reina was a potential stumbling block for the Spaniard to rejoin the Partenopei afterwinning the Coppa Italia and finishing third in the Serie A standings last season.
Pepe Reina is set to reject interest from a host of European clubs to stay at Liverpool next season, his agent has confirmed. Reina, who spent last season on-loan at Italian club Napoli, had told the media last month that he would not be returning to Merseyside once the deal expired. However, despite interest from Arsenal, Monaco and PSG, his agent Manuel Garcia Quilon says the goalkeeper will be staying at Anfield after all.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is not sounding particularly thrilled at the prospect of returning to the club at the end of his loan spell with Napoli. The Spain international was shipped out on a season-long loan to the Serie A side against his wishes but the idea appears to have grown on him. Clearly [.
Arsenal join the race to sign Liverpool player reports Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Pepe Reina is still a Liverpool player in theory, but his future surely lies elsewhere after the end of the season. Either he could sign with Napoli on a permanent basis or his possible destination could be Barcelona next summer.
Chelsea to wait for â‚¬60m Ramos; Liverpool keeper has â€˜secret agreement' with Spanish giant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelottihas moved to quash rumours that Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is heading for the exit door in January; with Chelsea and City having to wait until the summer to launch their moves.
Liverpool signed Belgian â€˜keeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland on June 5th 2013 for a fee of Â£9million on a five-year deal. Prior to signing on the dotted line for the Reds, Mignolet was a hot topic in the press for all things Anfield. Amid speculation that then current â€˜number one' Pepe Reina had one foot out of the door, Brendan Rodgers was quoted by the Daily Express saying:
"One of the things we're trying to build is a competitive squad.
Barcelona will be in the market for a top goalkeeper after current number one Victor Valdes revealed a long time ago that he will leave the Catalan giants at the end of this season. A number of possible replacements have been touted including Chelsea's youngster Thibaut Courtois, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Napoli have announced that on-loan goalkeeper Pepe Reina will return to Liverpool once his spell at the club has finished but failed to rule out whether they would be interested in signing him on a permanent basis. The Spaniard has been impressive under Rafa Benitez this season, even becoming the first â€˜keeper to save a penalty from Mario Balotelli.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says it appears unlikely that he will play for the club again. The Spaniard, currently on loan at Napoli where he has been reunited with former boss Rafa Benitez, does not expect to return to Anfield at the end of the season. "At the moment it's difficult to think about being a Liverpool player next year," Reina told the Daily Mail.
Brendan Rodgers received a certain amount of kudos for his work in the recent transfer window. Though no signing by itself was particularly revolutionizing, key problem areas were addressed. With Pepe Reina's recent seasons dampened by glaring errors, sometimes directly responsible for dropping points, it ultimately seemed sensible to replace him.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet thinks his opening day debut penalty save against Stoke City has helped him settle into life at Anfield. The Belgian stopper, was a Â£9 million summer transfer from Sunderland, replacing Pepe Reina who has since moved on a season long loan to Napoli to be with his old manager at Liverpool; Rafael Benitez.
Pepe Reina has signed an agreement to join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool goal keeper Pepe Reina has moved a step closer to severing all ties with the Reds, as the Spaniard looks all set to join Spanish champions Barcelona next season.
The 31-year-old goal keeper is currently plying his trade under former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as Napoli, but reports in Spanish press indicate that he will move to the Camp Nou at the end of the current season.
Liverpool Football Club had a busier final day of the transfer window than a lot of folk in England. After three success wins and as many clean sheets to open the EPL season, Liverpool strengthened around the park in an attempt to remain top of the table.
Liverpool had been active all throughout the transfer period sending Andy Carroll and Stuart Downing to West Ham, Pepe Reina to Napoli and Jonjo Shelvey to Swansea.
Liverpool and Stoke City get their 2013-2014 Premier League seasons underway on Saturday when the two face off at Anfield. Both clubs are looking to improve on relatively disappointing campaigns last year, with Liverpool finishing seventh and Stoke ending in 13th, and will look to get off on the right foot in Merseyside at the weekend.
Pepe Reina is good enough to fill Valdes' shoes claims international team-mate Fabregas. Valdes is set to depart after 11 years at the Camp Nou, increasing speculation about a possible replacement for the Catalan. Reina, who is currently on loan at Napoli from Liverpool, rose through the youth ranks at Barcelona's famed youth system.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has confirmed that he wants to move to Barcelona next summer. The Spanish international, who is currently on loan at Rafa Benitez's Napoli side, has targeted a return to the Catalan ouftit. With current Barca 'keeper Victor Valdes expected to leave the Nou Camp at the season's end, Reina could be the man to replace his fellow Spaniard in goal.
Pepe Reina has reportedly agreed to join Barcelona at the end of the season to replace Victor Valdes. The Liverpool keeper is currently spending a season-long loan at Napoli after reuniting with manager Rafa Benitez. But it is becoming increasing likely that Reina has played his last game in a Liverpool jersey following the arrival of summer signing Simon Mignolet.
Daniel Agger has hailed the influence of Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard and says he will follow the midfielder's example after being made vice-captain. The centre-back, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks, succeeded the recently retired Jamie Carragher for the new season, while goalkeeper Pepe Reina joined Napoli on loan.
A fortnight or so ago on-loan Napoli 'keeper Pepe Reina became the first ever goalie to save a Mario Balotelli penalty when he got a strong right hand to the Milan striker's spot-kick when the two sides met at the San Siro.
Given that he'd just made a little bit of history, Reina felt compelled to ask Balotelli for his shirt after the game and Balotelli duly obliged though if he knew what Reina had in mind then we imagine he may well have been a little more reluctant to hand it over.
Mario Balotelli's perfect record of never having missed a competitive penalty has come to an end. After not missing any of the 26 penalties he took for AC Milan, Manchester City, Inter Milan and Italy, Balotelli's record was finally broken today when Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina saved penalty number 27.
Pepe Reina is one of the goalkeepers who has a great record at saving penalties. Mario Balotelli, on the other hand, had a great record of scoring penalties. So, it was pretty obvious that one of them had to suffer when they meet each other in the recent Milan vs Napoli match. After having scored 26 penalties in succession, Balotelli missed the first spot kick of his career and he has represented three big teams â€“ Inter Milan, Manchester City and AC Milan.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he spoke to Pepe Reina about his plans to sign another goalkeeper this summer. The Spaniard made 285 appearances during nine seasons as the club's first choice shot-stopper, before linking up with former boss Rafa Benitez on a season-long loan at Napoli.
The Reds are looking for quality competition for current number one Simon Mignolet, having failed in a summer move for Aston Villa stopper Shay Given. Brendan Rodgers allowed Pepe Reina to leave the club for Napoli on loan after landing Mignolet from Sunderland in a Â£9 million deal. Rafael Benitez, who is currently in charge of the Serie A club, expressed his surprise at the Reds' decision to allow Reina to leave, and his departure has left the Anfield outfit desperately short of quality cover for the big Belgian.
It has been quite an off-season for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The Luis Suarez transfer saga rumbles on without any apparent prospect of a resolution and promising youngster Raheem Sterling was arrested on suspicion of assault. First team players moved on to pastures new, with Stewart "Better Than Zico" Downing going to West Ham and goalkeeper Pepe Reina taking his wheelbarrow load of international winners medals to Napoli in an acrimonious loan deal.