Liverpool closing in on Mignolet replacement

Liverpool are closing in on Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto, according to reports from The Metro.

The Reds are understood to be looking to replace under-fire stopper Simon Mignolet this winter, with Brendan Rodgers having grown concerned by the Belgian’s error-strewn displays so far this season.

Former Barcelona ace Victor Valdes has long been mooted as the answer to the problems at Anfield, but now it’s rumoured that a deal for the free agent has collapsed.

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Yet that has not put Liverpool off, with Neto their new target.

The Fiorentina ace has be impressive in Serie A for some time, and reports suggest that he could be available in January due to a contract dispute.

The stopper’s deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and although La Viola are keen to tie him down, wage demands are an issue.

Neto is believed to have snubbed Fiorentina’s offer of a small pay rise, which could open the door for Liverpool – who are able to present him with a more lucrative salary.

Should a deal go through, the 25-year-old is almost certain to replace Mignolet as the Merseysiders’ No. 1.