By Alex Stevens
Wigan are ready to open talks with Liverpool to sign Adam Bogan, according to a report.
The Sun claim the newly-promoted Championship club are keen on landing the forgotten goalkeeper after he slipped down the Anfield pecking order.
It is said Liverpool will allow Bogdan to leave for nothing even though he has a long-term contract after joining from Bolton last summer.
Bogdan was in goal for the Merseysiders’ final Premier League match of 2015-16 but he has dropped to fourth in the keeper roster following the signing of Loris Karius.
He was axed from Liverpool’s Europa League squad in January in favour of rookie Danny Ward, who was recalled from a loan spell at Aberdeen.
Ward was subsequently the substitute goalkeeper in the matchday squad, while long-standing No1 Simon Mignolet is set to be challenged by Karius next season.
Hungary international Bogdan admits he is surplus to requirements at Anfield after Klopp decided he needed summer reinforcements in goal.
The 28-year-old has said he is keen for a loan move although the Sun report that Wigan are keen for him to join permanently and fight for the No1 spot.
“The goal is to get loaned out,” Bogdan told Goal Hungary. “I could stay but I would need incredible luck or a lot of injuries to climb the ladder.”
“I can get out of this situation by performing well somewhere else. Then if life allows it, return to Liverpool. I need to go to prove my worth”.
It is believed that Bogdan’s future depends on the movements of fellow Red’s keeper Danny Ward this summer as the club will look to keep one of the two keepers at the club, and offload the other one.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Martin Skrtel is on the verge of signing for Turkish side Fenerbahce after a £5million fee was agreed.