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Liverpool Star Flattered By Barcelona Interest

Liverpool goalkeeper plays down ‘flattering’ Barca link.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina admits he knows little about supposed interest from Barcelona, but is flattered by their interest, according to the London Evening Standard.

The 31-year-old has been eyed up by the Catalan giants in this summer’s transfer window, as they look for a replacement in goal for the departing Victor Valdes.

Valdes confirmed earlier in the season that he wants to leave the Nou Camp for a new challenge, and has been linked with the likes of PSG and Arsenal, leaving his club to consider bids for a number of players.

Swansea’s Michel Vorm has also been linked with the club, but Reina has emerged as a main target for Barca boss Tito Vilanova. Given the Spaniard’s inconsistent form in the last couple of seasons, Liverpool may also be willing to listen to offers for their number one shot stopper.

Reina, however, says he is currently happy at Anfield and unsure about whether or not Barcelona will make a move for him.

“I have three more years with Liverpool,” he said. “I’m satisfied, comfortable and my family are very happy. Rumours are difficult to control but it’s flattering when a club like Barca are interested in you.”

Liverpool have already been linked with goalkeepers as a replacement for Reina, who has been at the club since 2005.

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