Picture: Liverpool’s MD Ian Arye spotted in Barcelona airport, is Pepe Reina off?

One of the long standing transfer rumours this summer has been reports linking Liverpool goalie Pepe Reina with amove to FC Barcelona.

Reina has been touted to move to the Camp Nou with keeper Victor Valdes said to be out of favour in Catalonia, however recent days have seen suggestions that Valdes will leave Spain get squashed as Valdes signed a one-year extension to his Barca contract.

Reina, who is under contract at Liverpool until 2016, was recently quoted saying: “It is difficult to say no Barca although I am not aware if they are interested in me.”

Fuel was added onto the Reinaa-to-Barcelona fire on Monday evening when Twitter user @michael13cowan spotted Liverpool’s managing director Ian Arye getting on aplane from Barcelona back to Merseyside.

Was Arye in Barcelona to seal the Reina deal? Watch this space.

Picture evidence of Ian Arye in Barcelona airport can be seen below.