Rodgers hints Reina loan move is not an option

Napoli were believed to be close to sealing a season-long deal for the Spaniard, but the manager has suggested the club would prefer to cash in on the goalkeeper

Brendan Rodgers has hinted that a loan move for Pepe Reina is not an option as Liverpool look to offload the goalkeeper.

Following comments made on Sunday from the Liverpool manager confirming that the Premier League club are open to selling the Spaniard for financial reasons, Rodgers appears to have shot down chances of a loan deal, with Napoli strongly linked with Reina.

When asked for an update on a potential move away from Anfield for the goalkeeper, Rodgers said: "Nothing as of yet.

"The latest was that there was an offer to take him on loan but that's something that hasn't been discussed any further."

Reina has been first-choice goalkeeper at Liverpool since joining from Villarreal in 2005, making 31 league appearances last season.

However, the 30-year-old's future at the club has been the subject of intense speculation following the arrival of Belgium international Simon Mignolet from Sunderland in June.