Liverpool approach Barca for Cillessen

Liverpool will attempt to sign Barcelona’s backup goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press.

El Mundo Deportivo reports the English club are hoping to refresh their goalkeeping options in the wake of Saturday’s Champions League final defeat.

An agent acting on behalf of Liverpool has reportedly approached Barca regarding the Dutch goalkeeper’s availability, but it was made clear there would be no negotiating down the €60m release clause.

Cillessen, 29, joined Barca from Ajax in 2016 but has struggled to dislodge Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from the number one spot and has made just two La Liga appearances across two seasons.

Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell first-choice goalkeeper Lorius Karius following his errors in Saturday’s defeat to Real Madrid.

Cillessen’s current deal with the Blaugrana runs until June 2021 but said last month: “I love this club, but I am a professional and I want to play more than 10 games every season, it's that simple.”

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