Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reina set to seal a new deal

Liverpool will agree a new £25million contract with goalkeeper Pepe Reina to discourage increasing interest from Barcelona.

Pepe Reina, 27, wants to stay at Anfield but is seeking parity on pay with Liverpool’s top earners – Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.

And sources close to the Anfield dressing room have revealed the interest of Champions League winners Barca in Reina, Spain’s No.2 keeper behind Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas.

Reina, also a target for Atletico Madrid, signed a new contract until 2012 only two years ago.

That put him on £60,000 a week but he’s now seeking another five-year deal on nearer £100,000 a week.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will urge the club to reach agreement on a new deal for his highly- rated keeper.

Reina, who has been with Barcelona before, is regarded as one of the best in the business.

He was signed from Villarreal four years ago for £6m and goes into today’s vital Merseyside Derby at Everton, stressing that he wants to commit his future to Liverpool.

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