According to a report in the Mirror, Liverpool are interested in Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen but could face a stumbling block as the Catalan giants value him at £20 million.
The Merseyside outfit are reported to be willing to offer £12 million for Barcelona’s designated Champions League and Copa Del Rey goalkeeper, but that figure falls someway short of his valuation.
“Liverpool fear they could be priced out of a move for Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen," states the report in the Mirror.
"The Catalan giants believe third-choice Jordi Masip is ready to step in as Claudio Bravo’s understudy, and see £20m as a fair valuation for Ter Stegen."
The former Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper is widely regarded as one of Germany’s best young talents, but he finds himself behind Claudio Bravo in the Barcelona pecking order.
Ter Stegen made a total of 21 appearances last season, although that particular figure was entirely dependent on Luis Enrique’s side advancing to the finals in both cup competitions.
Liverpool have had problems in goal for some time, with Mignolet making a number of avoidable errors and back-up Adam Bogdan failing to push the Belgian for a regular start.
Ter Stegen would undoubtedly be an improvement on both, but the Reds have more pressing areas of their squad to strengthen.