AC Milan are preparing a bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The Daily Mail says having rejected a £37million bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Thiago Silva they want to strengthen their defence further and 29-year-old Reina is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Incumbent Milan No 1 Christian Abbiati turns 35 this summer and although he enjoys cult status at the club, Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri was not convinced by his performances last season.

Reina is settled on Merseyside but a club of Milan's stature may prove persuasive with Liverpool in another stage of transition.