Manchester City have made an offer to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina from Napoli, Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia reports.
What makes this story more interesting is that Di Marzio states that Napoli have an interest in City stopper Claudio Bravo, which raises the intriguing possibility of a rare swap deal happening.
Bravo is one of several options for the Serie A club, along with Diego Alves of Valencia and Udinese’s Orestis Karnezis, but if City are in truly pursuit of Reina, it is possible a swap deal could be in the making.
Spain international Reina is no stranger to the Premier League, having spent close to a decade at Liverpool from 2005 until 2014, after which he joined Bayern Munich before moving on to Napoli, where he had previously been on loan.
Both veteran goalkeepers are 34 and their values are likely to be similar at this stage of their careers, although Bravo has two extra years on his contract which may make him the slightly more valuable of the two.
Were Reina to arrive, he would most likely play domestic cup games in rotation with £34.9million new boy Ederson Moraes, who is destined to be City’s long-term number one.