Liverpool Close In On Deal to Sign Sunderland Keeper Simon Mignolet

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Belgian goalkeeper set to make move to Anfield.

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Liverpool are hoping to conclude a deal for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the coming days according to The Daily Mail.

The Belgian goalkeeper has been widely linked with a move away from the Black Cats after a number of highly impressive performances between the Sunderland goalposts last season.

A host of top Premier League sides have been linked with Mignolet’s signature with Arsenal and Manchester United amongst the clubs thought to have been monitoring the player’s availability.

But it appears that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has won the race for the player’s signature and could complete a deal for the player as early as next week.

Liverpool have reportedly made an offer of £7 million for Mignolet but Sunderland are holding out for a fee closer to £10 million.

The Anfield club are hoping to conclude a deal around the £8 million mark.

Mignolet has made no secret of his desire to move to a bigger club as he looks to regain the number one spot in the Belgian national team. He recently lost out to Chelsea youngster Thibault Courtois and is keen to regain the position in time for next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.

His arrival will reignite speculation regarding the future of Liverpool’s current number Pepe Reina, who has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish champions Barcelona.

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