Liverpoool star Reina ready to discuss permanent Serie A move

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Liverpool stalwart Pepe Reina looks as if he could be set to join Napoli permanently this summer, with the goalkeeper having stated that he is ready to talk to his current employers about making the move to Serie A.

31-year-old Reina joined the Reds from Villarreal in 2005 and became a valued member of the first-team setup over several seasons.

However, the Spaniard appeared surplus to requirements following the arrival of Simon Mignolet last summer and moved to the Stadio San Paolo on a season-long loan deal.

It is a move he looks to be enjoying, with Reina set to hold discussions about a transfer to Napoli when he returns to Anfield.

"My future is tied with Liverpool because I still had two years remaining on my contract," he was quoted by talkSPORT.

"I will go back to talk about the transfer to Napoli, where I am happy and I am having a good season and we will deal with Liverpool."

Reina has made 25 appearances for Napoli this season as Rafael Benitez's men have jostled with Roma for the right to finish runners-up to runaway leaders Juventus in Serie A.

While Liverpool fans would presumably be sad to see Reina depart the club on a full-time basis given the level of service he has provided, Belgian international Mignolet has largely impressed during his first season at the club after moving from Premier League rivals Sunderland.

Liverpool - who currently top the Premier League with just a handful of fixtures remaining - boast an immense amount of firepower yet questions remain over the quality of their defending, with such a factor arguably making Mignolet's form all the more impressive.

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