Pepe Reina has revealed that he will be returning to Liverpool after the World Cup, but hinted that his long-term plans are unclear.

The Spanish goalkeeper spent last season on loan at Napoli, and widely expected to make the deal a permanent one ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

But with the Italians and the Reds having failed to agree on a fee – The Naples-based outfit were far from keen to match his £5m price tag – Reina’s future has once again been plunged into doubt.

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Although he was axed by Brendan Rodgers last year and shipped out on loan, Reina says that he will be heading back to Anfield in the coming weeks:

“For now I will return to Liverpool.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“That is the only certainty I have.

“I have a two-year contract with Liverpool, so I have no other news to tell you.”

Reina was thought to be destined for a return to former club Barcelona this summer, but as their interest cooled Napoli – where he has been working under former boss Rafa Benitez – moved into pole position.

Arsenal have also been linked with the stopper, as have Atletico Madrid.

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