Report: Jurgen Klopp begins to accept failure in Ter Stegen pursuit

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A move for the Barcelona goalkeeper is looking increasingly unlikely.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has begun to accept that his chase for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen will end in failure, reports Sport.

The Barcelona goalkeeper has grown increasingly frustrated at the Nou Camp as first team opportunities have been hard to come by.

As with last season, the only game time he has seen in this campaign has been in the cup competitions, featuring in both the domestic tournaments and the Champions League.

In La Liga though, the club have stuck by Claudio Bravo, who remains Luis Enrique’s number one for the foreseeable future.

That has led to talk of an exit for Ter Stegen, with Liverpool thought to be at the front of the queue of those looking to secure his signature.

However, Barca are not willing to sell as he is very much seen as one for the future, while a release clause of £62million is a hard sum for potential buyers to activate.

Both factors have put off the Reds and Klopp has now begun to accept that a deal is unlikely to happen, according to Sport.

Instead he will continue to explore other options as he seeks to replace current number one Simon Mignolet for next season.

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