Arsenal goalkeeper target Jose Reina could make a £22 million move to Manchester United, according to reports.

The Spanish stopper has refused to commit to the cause on Merseyside and is stalling on a new contract, leading to speculation over a summer switch. Both Arsenal and Manchester United are linked with a move.

The Sun claims that Manchester United now lead the race for the player, with Sir Alex Ferguson's side considering a £22 million move for the stopper.

United are known to be in the market for a stopper, with Edwin Van der Sar set to retire at the end of the season.

A number of players have been linked with the position, with David De Gea, Maarten Stekelenburg and Manuel Neuer all thought to be in contention. Reina can now be added to the Red Devils' shortlist.

Arsenal have been in the market for a goalkeeper for some time, with Arsene Wenger keen to add a new No.1 at the Emirates.

Wojciech Szczesny currently holds the position for the Gunners after Manuel Almunia and Łukasz Fabiański failed to impress when given the chance, but Arsenal are still thought to be short of a top quality player in the position as they look to challenge for trophies.


 

The error in the Carling Cup final highlighted the problem position on the Wembley stage, and Goal.com reports that Arsenal will compere fiercely for the Liverpool goalkeeper's signature.

It's reported that the player's agent is wanting the inclusion of an 'exit clause' in any new contract, potentially opening the door for a Manchester United swoop.

Whilst the £22 million valuation is relatively high for a keeper, it's thought that Manchester United will happily spend big for a stopper who will fill the position long term at Old Trafford.

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