Jack Butland to snub Arsenal interest and sign for Liverpool in £40million transfer

Jack Butland would favour a move to Liverpool in the summer (Picture: Getty)Jack Butland is ready to snub interest from Arsenal and sign for Liverpool in the summer, according to reports.

Petr Cech’s form has forced Arsenal to reconsider their options ahead of next season with David Ospina expected to leave the club after the World Cup.

Jurgen Klopp has recently placed his faith in Loris Karius but the Mirror claims the German believes England international Butland would represent an upgrade on his current options.

Earlier this week reports claimed Simon Mignolet had switched agents with a view to leaving Anfield at the end of the current campaign.

Loris Karius is the current Liverpool No.1

Simon Mignolet is expected to leave Liverpool this summer (Picture: Getty)Stoke are resigned to losing their No.1 goalkeeper but believe they can attract a fee in advance of the world record £34.7million which brought Ederson to Manchester City from Benfica.

Butland is said to be aware of Arsenal’s interest but the prospect of working with Klopp is likely to heavily influence his decision.

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Chelsea target Jack Butland favours transfer move to Liverpool

Jack Butland wants to join Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is reportedly pushing for a move to Liverpool.

Butland has made 59 Premier League appearances for the Potters since arriving at the club back in 2013, but the 24-year-old is being heavily linked with a transfer away from the bet365 Stadium.

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It’s understood Butland is firmly on Chelsea‘s radar, with Antonio Conte on the hunt for Thibaut Courtois’ long-term replacement at Stamford Bridge.

However, according to football.London, the England shot-stopper would prefer to follow Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool.

It’s claimed Stoke are demanding a fee of around £30million for Butland so the Reds will have to splash the cash to land their target.

Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for a new goalkeeper (Picture: Getty)Both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius continue to struggle between the sticks for the Merseyside giants and Jurgen Klopp is itching to find a replacement.

Asked about transfer rumours back in May, Butland said: ‘I see it as a really positive thing. It is nice to be recognised, I must be doing something right.

‘But I also have to remember I have been out for a year now and I just need to get back to doing what I love doing and the rest will take care of itself.’

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Butland is tied into a contract at Stoke until the summer of 2021.