Cillessen set for Barca showdown

Jasper Cillessen will hold a meeting with Barcelona in which his future will be clarified, according to reports in the Spanish press.

The Dutch international has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Chelsea, with his current deal at the Camp Nou running through to 2021 and containing a reported €60m release clause.

Diario Sport now state the shot-stopper has ‘received offers from two great European clubs’ and the Catalan giants are willing to lower their threshold for the goalkeeper, potentially to €30m.

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.

Last month, the goalkeeper said: “I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey.

“I need to wait patiently. The only thing I know is that Barcelona won't sell me.

“Arsenal and Liverpool aren't bad clubs but if Barcelona say, 'We love you,' then I'll accept their decision and continue there.

“I'll wait until we return on July 16 to see what they've decided. I don't know anything. If the club wants to keep me, I'll accept that. I signed a five-year deal with them.”

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