Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has ruled out a move to Arsenal by insisting he is commited to his current employers after his mistake let Steaua Bucharest take a point away from their Europa League encounter.
The Spanish World Cup winner has fuelled transfer speculation this season by speaking out about his club’s poor form – which he believes could leave to the likes of Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard leaving.
Newspapers have also claimed that Reina himself is unsettled at Anfield after the leaked news of a summer bid from Arsenal which was rejected.
Reina was touted as a possible replacement for Edwin van der Sar and strong rumours of a £12 million move to Old Trafford were commonplace.
However, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson quashed that speculation by bringing in Danish stopper Anders Lindegaard – who will move to the Red Devils next month.
The Arsenal rumours, though, have reared their heads again after it emerged Mark Schwarzer, Arsene Wenger’s preferred target, has penned a two year deal with current club Fulham.
Wenger is looking for a new goalkeeper in January, with doubts over the reliability of both Manuel Almunia and Luckasz Fabianski.
However, a move to the Gunners in the next transfer window seems unlikely after Reina hit out at persistant questioning by one TV reporter.
Responded to questions over his Anfield future, Reina told Sky Sports News: “Well if you keep asking, I am going to ignore it. I said it many times - I have a contract with Liverpool, that's all.”
It is likely Arsenal will not offer in January and give Fabianski a bit more time to impress Wenger but if he doesn’t the Liverpool stopper will be top of their summer targets.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms