Barca to let Liverpool target leave for cut-price €30m

Jasper Cillessen wants to leave Barcelona this summer and the club are prepared to let the goalkeeper go for €30m, according to a report.

The Liverpool target is expected to return to Catalonia next week for the start of pre-season and Sport claim he will inform Barca officials he wants to leave the Camp Nou.

The Netherlands international has been a reliable understudy to Barca No.1 Marc-Andre ter Stegen over the past two years, but he now wants to get more game time.

Liverpool have been linked with the former Ajax man with Mundo Deportivo last month claiming that the Reds had approached the La Liga giants over the possibility of gaining his services

Jurgen Klopp has a goalkeeper at the top of their wishlist following Loris Karius’ terrible performance in their 3-1 Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.

Cillessen has a €60m release clause in his contract, but Barca are expected to listen to offers in the region of €30m for the player who made just 11 appearances last season.

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.”