The transfer window is not even open yet, but that doesn’t stop LFC transfer rumours from flying around, hitting the glass and sliding back off again.
Highly rated Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be set to begin personal negotiations with the Liverpool, according to reports in several papers.
Mkhitaryan scored a record 25 goals in the Ukranian Premier League last season and is thought to be available to leave for around £20million.
Mignolet has been linked with a move to Anfield for several weeks and recently revealed his itching for more than what Sunderland offer.
The Sunderland Echo report today (Saturday):
Yesterday, the Merseysiders were prepared to go to £9m, but Sunderland are holding out for a fee in excess of £10m for a player Steve Bruce paid £2m for, three years ago this week.
Now it looks like Liverpool have accepted Sunderland’s valuation.
The increased speculation linking Mignolet with a move to Merseyside will no doubt cast doubt on the future of Pepe Reina at Liverpool.
And the Daily Mail report today that Liverpool have ended their interest in Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. The Greek international has injury concerns and, according to the Mail, the Reds aren’t willing to meet the German club’s £19million asking price.