Will Wenger Interest Sway Mignolet?

21 April 2013 12:50
Sunderland will look to start contract talks with Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in an attempt to head off interest from Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was preparing a move for Newcastle’s Tim Krul, but there are fears that the Dutchman could miss the start of next season with the dislocated shoulder he suffered in last weekend’s Tyne-Wear derby defeat.

And as a result, Wenger is now understood to have switched his attention to Mignolet.

Mignolet cost Sunderland £2m when he joined from Belgian side Sint-Truiden in 2010, but since then the 25-year-old has gone on to establish himself as one of the hottest goalkeeping properties in the Premier League and would now command a fee well in excess of £10m.

His current deal with the Wearsiders runs until 2015.

Source: Sunderland-Mad