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£9million price tag slapped on Liverpool target

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet can leave Sunderland this summer for £9million, according to Sky Sports.

The Belgian international is looking to move to a top Premier League club this summer, and wants to raise his profile ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with Mignolet, after reportedly having a £7million bid rejected. The Reds could look at Mignolet as a replacement for Pepe Reina, who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Barcelona.

Mignolet was Sunderland’s Player of the Season this year, after keeping 11 clean sheets for the Black Cats, who finished just three points above the relegation zone.

The 25-year-old has just two years left on his contract, and Sunderland know that his value will decrease if he enters his final season. Despite their reluctance to sell, manager Paolo Di Canio knows that club won’t get as much money next season if they keep hold of the star keeper.

The Reds have also been linked with a move for Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who was under a lot of transfer speculation from Manchester United and Arsenal in January, before deciding to stay with the Potters.

But Sunderland have told Liverpool that Mignolet is available, if they meet their £9million valuation for the goalkeeper. Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to secure the deal before Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia.

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