Liverpool are set to press ahead with a move for Stoke City’s Jack Butland.
The England international has been linked with a move to Anfield over recent months and it now looks likely that a deal will be pursued for the goalkeeper this Summer.
His potential arrival has been met with generally negative reactions from fans across social media, but it seems that the twenty-five year old will be targeted after the Champions League final.
Stoke’s relegation down to the Championship after a decade in the Premier League is viewed as a factor that will help to reduce Butland’s price tag along with making a deal easier.
The former Birmingham City stopper has also been linked with a switch to top flight new boys Wolves, but fighting off competition from Molineux is unlikely to prove much of a stumbling block to any deal.
Butland’s potential arrival will almost certainly spell the end for Belgium international Simon Mignolet’s Liverpool career, as the former Sunderland man seeks first-team football ahead of next season.
The signing will also jeopardise Welshman Danny Ward’s future at the club following a disappointing season which saw him make just one appearance following a successful spell on loan at Huddersfield Town in 2016/17.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is said to see Butland as the man to come in and provide competition for current number one Loris Karius.