Huge concern for Liverpool as there is a possibility that they might be priced out of a deal for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Liverpool’s new boss Jurgen Klopp has picked the German shot-stopper as one of his potential target this month, after being earmarked about a rumoured unrest of the 23-year-old at Nou Camp.

The Reds initially prepared an offer worth £12million, which means there will be a small profit on the £10m the La Liga giants paid Borussia Moenchengladbach for the youngster last year.

Ter Stegen apparently has a buy-out clause of almost £65m in his current contract but Barca hierarchy know that figure is quite unrealistic and they are in no hurry to let go the young keeper who helped them win the Champions League last term.

Barcelona also thinks third-choice Jordi Masip is now ready enough to step in as Claudio Bravo’s understudy, and that’s why regards £20m as a fair valuation for Ter Stegen.

But this is still too much for the Reds as they want a genuine challenger to Simon Mignolet. Although he has struggled recently for consistency, Liverpool have said to be informed the Belgium international about a new contract.

There were also reports that Liverpool are close to agreeing a new £18.7 million deal with Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper arrived at Anfield in 2013 and has gradually become the first choice at the club. He is said to be ready to agree a four-year deal which will rise up his salary to £80,000-a-week. Mignolet’s current £60,000-a-week contract has two-and-a-half years left but the Reds hierarchy wants to reward his No1 status to inspire him.

However, Mignolet has not had the best time at Anfield as he has shown a weakness inside his penalty box in several occasions and made a number of mistakes for which the team has suffered. Despite his superb talent, he has to improve more on his ball handling abilities.

Klopp however believes Ter Stegen will ultimately force Barcelona hierarchy by demanding a transfer request.

All 21 of his matches in last campaign came either in Champions League or Copa del Rey and he has appeared in only four La Liga fixtures this season as Luis Enrique has yet again made Bravo his first choice goalkeeper.

It is suggested that Ter Stegen would first want assurances from Klopp that he will be given enough opportunity to prove himself as No.1 keeper at Anfield.



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