Argentine international goalkeeper Sergio Romero is in limbo and his agent is trying to speed up a transfer to Liverpool, according to Italian reports.
Romero has been repeatedly linked with Liverpool since Pepe Reina left the club for Bayern Munich, leaving a vacancy for a goalkeeper.
The arrival of Emiliano Viviano, who spent an unsuccessful 2013-14 warming the bench at Arsenal, has left Romero facing the prospect of being a reserve at Sampdoria next season.
The player's agent Mino Raiola successfully negotiated a deal for Mario Balotelli at Liverpool and seems to now be working on getting another of his clients a contract at Anfield.
Raiola is said to have become frustrated by the pace talks are going at and has flown to England to try and expedite a solution.
However, there have also been suggestions that Manchester United are interested in the World Cup runner-up and could try and swoop.
Benfica and Monaco have also been linked with Romero over the last few weeks and may enter a bidding war.
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