Barcelona admit interest in Reina

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Barcelona have revealed their interest in Pepe Reina of Liverpool and Borrusia Monchengladbach's Marc-Andre ter Stegen as they prepare to announce Victor Valdes' successor in the January transfer window.

Valdes will leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season following the expiration of his contract and the club expect the goalkeeper to reveal his destination in the New Year.

Barcelona hope to have their replacement confirmed by the time Valdes outlines his next club, and vice-president Josep Bartomeu has claimed both Reina and Ter Stegen are among a shortlist of players under consideration.

Reina would appear to be available for transfer having lost his place as Liverpool No.1 to Simon Mignolet, with the Spaniard currently on loan at Napoli, although he has a contract with the Anfield club until 2016.

Ter Stegen, meanwhile, has been linked with Barcelona for some time, and both the young German and Reina remain in contention to become the first choice 'keeper for the Catalan giants following the departure of Valdes.

"We have been looking for a new goalkeeper since January and are in advanced negotiations to sign someone," Bartomeu told RAC1.

"The plan is to announce who will be our new goalkeeper in January, when Valdes makes his imminent exit official. Ter Stegen and Reina are among the few candidates still on our list.

"We intend to sign just one goalkeeper and not two."

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