Liverpool transfers: Napoli want to keep Pepe Reina beyond loan

Liverpool transfers: Napoli want to keep on-loan Reds goalkeeper Pepe Reina beyond the end of the season

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Pepe Reina is currently on a season-long loan at Napoli Photo: Standard Chartered

Napoli want to keep on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina beyond the end of the season, according to Riccardo Bigon.

The Spain international won the Coppa Italia with Rafael Benitez’s side on Saturday night courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Fiorentina.

Reina was sent to the Naples side on a season-long loan after Brendan Rodgers signed Simon Mignolet in a £9m deal last summer.

And Napoli sports director Bigon reiterated that the Serie A outfit want to bring the 31-year-old to the club on a permanent basis.

“Reina is a very important player both on the field and off,” Napoli sports director Bigon told +N tv.

“At the end of the season we will talk with him and Liverpool, we are interested to hold him here.

“He has been fine in Naples, he has a very close relationship with the coach (Rafa Benitez) and also his family has settled very well.”

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