Manchester City have had a £2.6million (€3million) offer for Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina rejected by Napoli, with the Serie A club asking for £4.4million (€5million).
Italian journalist Raffaele Auriemma revealed this information during the Si Gonfia La Rete show on Naples-based Radio Crc today, and said it is an ongoing situation.
City’s interest in Reina, who spent almost a decade in the Premier League with Liverpool, was first reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia recently, with the famous transfer guru adding that Napoli had an interest in City stopper Claudio Bravo.
Auriemma didn’t mention Bravo, but said, “Manchester City are insisting [on Reina] coming in as Ederson’s back-up. They are still a few million short of the asking price: the English club have offered €3million, but it is too little for Napoli, who instead are asking for €5million.”
With a couple of Italian sources now reporting that City want Reina, it casts fresh doubts on the future of Bravo, who most have expected will stay for a second season at the Etihad.