Liverpool have no intention of selling back-up goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, and have no plans to send him on loan next season either.
The former Sunderland man wants to leave the club after being relegated to a supporting role at the club following the arrival of Allison Becker from Roma last summer, and the form of Lorius Karius before that.
He made just two first-team appearances last campaign – both in cup competitions – and feels at 31-years old, that he needs to be playing first-team football at this stage of his career.
However, Liverpool, whilst sympathetic to his situation, want to have a high-class replacement for Allison available in case the Brazilian gets injured, and feel to sell Mignolet would weaken their squad ahead of the forthcoming campaign, unless they can find a suitable alternative, which appears increasingly unlikely as the start of the season approaches.
The Belgian international joined the Anfield club in the summer of 2013, and has made over 200 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.