Arsenal handed £20m boost in race for former Barca star

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Arsenal goalkeeper target Jose Reina is reportedly available for £20 million.

The Spanish international stopper hinted at a potential Barclays Premier League switch earlier in the week, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly keen to bring the player to the Emirates.

Reina is recognised as one of the best keepers in England, and has been a shining light for Liverpool since moving to Anfield back in 2005. However, the club's poor start to the season and lack of Champions League football could lead to an exit for the 28-year-old.

"I can't do anything. I can't say anything logically as I have a contract with Liverpool. Of course one likes to fight for titles and be in a team that does that. I won't lie, I want to play in the Champions League and challenge for titles," said Reina earlier in the week.

Arsenal had feared that the Reds would look to price them out of a move for the player, but a reported minimum fee release clause of £20 million means the Gunners know the price of the player.

Manchester United are also thought to be keen on the player, although Manuel Neuer, Rene Adler and Maarten Steklenberg are also thought to be Old Trafford targets.


The Gunners have reportedly been chasing keepers for over a year now, with none of the current crop at Arsenal nailing down the No.1 spot at the club as their own.

Reina would provide experience at both club, european and international level, and the Spaniard could solve an issue that's been seen as a long-term problem at Arsenal in the eyes of the fans.

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