Man Utd convinced they can lure Reina away from Liverpool

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson intends to test Liverpool's resolve with a bid for Pepe Reina.

The Mirror says the Spain international is to hold talks with Liverpool’s new owners NESV after becoming concerned about the club’s long-term direction.

He could be the first man to move between Liverpool and their bitter rivals in either direction since Phil Chisnall left Old Trafford in 1964.

Liverpool do not want to sell, and especially not to their fierce rivals. But there is a growing feeling that Reina may be available.

The Spaniard is believed to be unhappy that Hodgson is using 68-year-old former keeper Mike Kelly as part of his coaching team and he has been putting Reina through some training routines.

Ferguson’s current No.1, Edwin van der Sar, turns 40 on Friday.