Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen may have alerted Manchester United and Liverpool of his intending availability as he seeks regular first team football.
The German stopper is not considered the club’s first choice goalkeeper as Claudio Bravo features in Barcelona’s La Liga games, though Ter Stegen is afforded the chance to play in cup competitions.
There are suggestions that the current set up is not enough for the former Borussia Mönchengladbach man and that he could seek alternative opportunities.
Liverpool have long been linked with a move for the player, though this week Manchester United are reported to have identified the 23-year-old as a possible long-term replacement for David de Gea – who could yet move to Real Madrid.
According to Sport, he said ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game with Arsenal: “The truth is I am not thinking about the future for now.
“I am focused on tomorrow (Wednesday) and it will be an exciting game for me because it’s a game where I have the chance to play again, so that’s all for now.
“It doesn’t interest me that I am called the goalkeeper of the future (at Barça). The future can be a long time away. It doesn’t interest me. I am thinking about tomorrow’s game, about winning tomorrow.”
The German stated he wasn’t sure what the future held, though he did dismiss questions regarding his happiness at the club’s set up: “It’s something which a lot of people ask me about, but I am only thinking about tomorrow. There is a long way to go until the end of the season. We never know what will happen, it’s football. Let’s see.
“The aim is to play as much as possible, but in the end the manager decides who plays and who doesn’t.”