Liverpool will reportedly not allow Belgium international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to leave the club this week, according to The Guardian.
The Premier League side, who defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 at Anfield at the weekend, have been linked with offloading the out of favour shot stopper before the close of the main European transfer windows on August 31.
The 30-year-old, who has 21 international caps for his country, is yet to make a competitive appearance for The Reds so far this season.
He has only been named on the bench for the club’s previous two league fixtures.
Mignolet, who arrived at Anfield back in June 2013 following his reported £9m move from Sunderland, has kept 66 clean sheets in 202 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool overall.
Despite the £66.8m arrival of Brazil ‘keeper Alisson this summer, the club are set to disappoint Mignolet’s wishes for a transfer away from Merseyside in search of more first-team football, despite already loaning out team mate Loris Karius to Turkish outfit Besiktas.
Mignolet described Karius’ loan exit as “bizarre”, but The Reds want to keep the Belgian at Anfield as back-up to Alisson for the 2018-19 campaign.
The club had turned down a loan offer for Mignolet from Besiktas, before the Turkish side switched their attention to landing German Karius on a two-year loan agreement.
Mignolet is contracted at Liverpool until June 2021, and is valued at £9m.
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