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Liverpool Join Race For Premier League Goalkeeper

Anfield club interested in signing Sunderland goalkeeper

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Liverpool are to join Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to sign Sunderland’s Belgian international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the summer.

The 24-year-old Mignolet is in much demand thanks to his performances between the posts for Sunderland this season – a campaign in which he has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper.

Arsenal are preparing a move for him at the end of the season to replace Wojciech Szczesny as number one at the Emirates Stadium, while Manchester United as considering him as an alternative option to David De Gea at Old Trafford.

But with doubts over the long-term future of Pepe Reina at Anfield, Liverpool are considering a move for Mignolet, who has two years of his contract to run at Sunderland with talks only just commencing on new terms.

Despite talk from his agent last week, Mignolet pledged his future to Sunderland having been given his break by the club when signed for £2million from Sint-Truiden three years ago.

But with Reina potentially leaving Liverpool to return to Spain with Barcelona, Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is set to join Arsenal and Manchester United in testing Mignolet’s loyalty to the Stadium of Light club, according to the Sunday People.

Liverpool could well offer former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson, who they signed for £17million, as part of the deal.

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