Keeper to hold crunch talks with Barca amid €30m Liverpool links

Oli Fisher

Reported Liverpool target Jasper Cillessen is apparently set for crunch talks with Barcelona over his future at the Nou Camp.

The Reds were linked with the former Ajax man, with Mundo Deportivo claiming previously that Liverpool had approached the LaLiga giants over the possibility of gaining his services.

The former Ajax man has also been linked with Chelsea, and has a reported €60m release clause in his deal.

Now, Spanish outlet Diario Sport are claiming that Cillessen has ‘received offers from two great European clubs’ – and believe Barca could be forced to part with him for just €30m.

Last month Cillessen, who has also been mentioned as a target for Chelsea, admitted his future was up in the air, but claimed he would wait until July 16 to see what Barcelona’s stance on him was.

“I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey,” Cillessen, who has also been linked with Chelsea, told Fox Sports.

“I need to wait patiently. The only thing I know is that Barcelona won’t sell me.

“Arsenal and Liverpool aren’t bad clubs but if Barcelona say, ‘We love you’, then I’ll accept their decision and continue there.

“I’ll wait until we return on the 16th July to see what they’ve decided.”


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