Liverpool on alert: £40m-rated star asking to leave club this summer

JACK BUTLAND has told Stoke he wants a move this summer.

Butland has been a rock between the posts for the struggling Potters but they now look set to lose him at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old wants to be England’s No.1 goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia later this year.

And if he impresses for Gareth Southgate’s side, an auction from Stoke’s Premier League rivals for his services could be on the cards.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all said to be battling for the Stoke star’s signature.

The Gambling Times say Butland has told his club he wants to leave.

But getting a deal done could prove tricky, with the Potters said to be after a world-record £40m for the ex-Birmingham man.

Manchester City set the current highest price for a goalkeeper when buying Ederson for £35m from Benfica last summer.

But Stoke want an increase on that figure to cash-in on their star man.

Even if they are relegated they can expect a fee of £30m-plus if they follow Sunderland’s lead when they sold Jordan Pickford to Everton following their slide into the Championship at the end of last season.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal could all need a new goalkeeper.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is said to like the England man, while Arsenal may opt to draft in a long-term replacement for Petr Cech, who is 35.

Chelsea could also pounce if Thibaut Courtois is sold to Real Madri