Liverpool have no interest in a deal for Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen.
The Reds have been linked with the La Liga champions’ back-up by reports in Spain as they look to sign a new goalkeeper.
But the Times say that Cillessen is not on the radar although Jurgen Klopp remains keen to hunt for a new shot-stopper.
It appeared as though the German boss wanted to recruit a new out-and-out No 1 with Alisson Becker of Roma thought to be his first choice and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak also mentioned as a target.
But the Merseyside club look to have been priced out of an approach for either of the pair, who would cost in excess of £80million such is their pedigree and importance to their current clubs.
Alisson is also thought to be attracting interest from Real Madrid, further complicating Liverpool’s hopes of landing the Brazil keeper who is currently his country’s first choice in Russia.
Cillessen had therefore been touted as a possible alternative but the Times have ruled out the Dutchman, although he has done an impressive job whenever he has filled in for Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the Nou Camp.
The Dutchman, formerly of Ajax, has played just 21 times for Barca in two years but kept 11 clean sheets and at 29, around about the peak age for a keeper, it is likely he would jump at the opportunity to move elsewhere for greater opportunities.
Cillessen is thought to have a €60million (£52m) release clause, however, with his deal in Catalonia running until 2021.
The Liverpool Echo have also ruled out Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha and Nick Pope of Burnley although Jack Butland, Jiri Pavlenka and Yann Sommer have all been linked.
Source: Daily Express
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