Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina may not have categorically demanded a transfer to Barcelona, but it is a widely held belief that the Spaniard would jump at the chance to join them if he could.
Reina is currently overseas with the Spain squad ahead of the Confederations Cup, and found himself quizzed on his future once again from an unexpected source.
NBA star and fellow Spaniard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves was let loose with a reporter's microphone by Catalan television.
He asked Reina for the latest gossip regarding a move to Barcelona, and the Liverpool goalkeeper replied:
"Well ... I am very calm, very calm," before laughing "There are many cameras here", as if he could not go into further details.
Obviously the pair were just playing about, but it wasn't exactly a flat denial in front of the camera either.
Unfortunately for Reina his dream move appears to be off until next summer thanks to Victor Valdes announcing he is staying at the Nou Camp until 2014.
You can watch their exchange (in Spanish) below...
image: © froderamone
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