Liverpool transfer blow: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen reportedly rejects Anfield for Manchester City transfer

Manchester City are reportedly on the verge of securing Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

According to The Telegraph, Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is set to join Manchester City, having snubbed an offer from Liverpool.

Ter Stegen, 23, became one of Europe's most highly-rated goalkeepers with hometown club Borussia Monchengladbach, racking up 127 appearances in four seasons before moving on to Barcelona in 2014.

Since his big move to the Camp Nou, the German international has only played 41 games, and has largely split time with Barcelona's other goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo - and unsurprisingly, it seems that sitting on the bench has grown tiresome for Ter Stegen.

The Telegraph report that Ter Stegen is now set to leave Barcelona for the Premier League - but despite receiving an offer from Liverpool and their German boss Jurgen Klopp, it's claimed that Ter Stegen has snubbed a move to Anfield, and will instead join Manchester City.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is heading to the Etihad Stadium this summer, and will be well aware of what Ter Stegen can do having gone up against him as Bayern boss, and is now moving to sign him as competition for Joe Hart at City.

The reported transfer fee is around £20m for Ter Stegen, but the news will come as a major blow for Liverpool and manager Klopp, who has seen Simon Mignolet perform inconsistently - and it suggests that the Reds will continue to pursue goalkeepers this summer, even if Ter Stegen fancies Manchester over Merseyside.

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