Liverpool appear destined to miss out on the signing of free agent Victor Valdes.
The Telegraph confirmed yesterday that the former Barcelona star had been invited to train with rivals Manchester United.
Valdes is currently recovering from a serious knee injury, which scuppered his chance of a high-earning free agent move to Monaco, and preceded his release from the La Liga side.
Liverpool had been strongly connected with signing Valdes as a free agent, as competition for under-fire Simon Mignolet.
At United he is only training, but if he can prove his fitness, there is every chance Louis van Gaal could offer him a deal.
United do not need a first choice goalkeeper with David de Gea in superb form, but as a back-up, he would certainly be an upgrade on Anders Lindegaard, who really needs to move on to go and play first team football at this stage of his career.
Having an experienced winner in the dressing room will help United, and it's exactly what Liverpool need right now.
As the news broke, fans feeling the club have missed a trick, took to Twitter to declare their frustrations...
The Valdes situation does my head in. He was available on a free, he wanted I come to #lfc - SIGN HIM— Alex Henry (@TwoShadesOfRed) October 23, 2014
Why in this world are we not signing Valdes so he can train with United? #LFC— Dan Greenhalgh (@dghalgh) October 23, 2014
Rodgers letting Valdes go to United? Does he not see Mignolet every single game? Cech or Begovic have to be bought in January #LFC— Michael Hennessy (@mheno2020) October 23, 2014
Valdes to train with Man U. FFS Brendan get a grip, admit that Mignolet is shite and get Valdes at #LFC He would only sit on bench at Utd— Mike Burns (@Mike__Burns) October 23, 2014
Why haven't Liverpool tried harder so Victor Valdes would be training with us?!— Reece -.- (@ReeceLeex) October 23, 2014
Valdes to Manutd.How did Liverpool mess it up again— Oluwafemi Dunni (@IamdunniLFC) October 23, 2014