Napoli have launched a bid to sign goalkeeper Pepe Reina from Liverpool after failing to sign Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar, according to the Daily Mail.

It is no secret that Napoli's boss Rafael Benitez is a big admirer of Reina, having already brought him from Villareal to Liverpool in the summer of 2005.

Benitez is taking advantage of the uncertainty surrounding Reina's future at the club, which has been stemmed by Liverpool signing Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet.

Benitez and Champions league football will both play a major role in trying to lure Reina to Napoli.

Reina has been a key figure for Liverpool over the past eight years. 

Despite having a dip in form lately, the Spanish keeper finished last season campaign strongly, with six cleansheets in his final nine appearances.

But despite that, the decision to bring in Mignolet has raised doubts into whether Reina will start the season as Liverpool's number one keeper. 

Liverpool may look at this as an opportunity to reduce the wage bill, due to the fact that Reina is one of the highest earners in the Liverpool squad - earning a staggering £110,000 per week.


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