RAC1: Cillessen wants to leave Barcelona this summer

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Ever since Marc Andre Ter Stegen joined Barcelona back in 2014, the German has been superb for the Spanish champions cementing his place as the number one goalkeeper.

Don Balon claims that Cillessen is attracting attention from Liverpool, and that the Merseyside club are prepared to meet his £52.7 million release clause in order to bring him to Anfield this summer.

Cillessen was once considered as one of the top keepers in Europe having helped Ajax win 3 Eredivisie titles during a five-year spell at the Dutch giants before earning a move to Barcelona in 2016.

After Chelsea failed to secure Champions League football and amid uncertainty around Antonio Conte's future as manager, the Belgium worldwide could depart, leaving the Blues without a number one goalkeeper.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Cillessen has been lined-up as a potential replacement.

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Both clubs are in the market for a goalkeeper, with Liverpool struggling to find a permanent candidate for the position and Chelsea set to part ways with Thibaut Courtois who still has not signed a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

They have been heavily linked with Roma's Brazil global Alisson, but he appears reluctant to leave Italy, and his club are keen to hold onto him.

They can offer the 29-year-old the Champions League football he is not getting with Barcelona and would not get with Chelsea.

And according to Catalan radio station RAC1, the goalkeeper is now mentally prepared to leave Barcelona if the club receive good offers on their table for him this summer.

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