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Stoke City star set for world record Anfield switch

Liverpool could be set to make a world record bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland this summer.

The Guardian reports that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of the Potters shot-stopper, and is ready to launch an record breaking £40 million bid in order to tempt him to Anfield at the of the season.

The German is reportedly unhappy with current options in-goal, Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet, despite the fact the pair have kept 15 Premier League clean sheets between them this season.

Liverpool have been heavily rumoured to be set to move for AS Roma keeper Alisson come the summer, however attentions have now been turned to Butland amidst uncertainty over the future of the Brazil shot-stopper at the Stadio Olimpico.

And Klopp could be prepared to break the world-record to land his man, with the German willing to pay as much as £40 million for the Englishman.

The current world record for a goalkeeper stands at the £34.7 million Manchester City paid for Brazilian Ederson last summer.

Butland has been linked with a host of Europe’s biggest clubs over the past few seasons, however injuries have denied him a move away from the bet365.

However after returning from absence and recapturing his spot in the Stoke City starting XI this season, the Englishman could yet be on the move.

Arsenal are also understood to be interested in the 25-year-old, with the Gunners eyeing Butland as a long-term replacement for veteran keeper Petr Cech.