Liverpool Open Talks With Arsenal Targeted £12m Stopper

Liverpool have opened talks with Genoa about signing their goalkeeper Mattia Perin in January, as revealed by the player’s agent.

Simon Mignolet’s recent form has caused the player’s place in the first team to come into question among fans and the media.

As a result, he was dropped for the game against Manchester United, with Brendan Rodgers instead choosing to play Brad Jones.

This is not a permanent solution by any means, however, and Rodgers is now looking to sign a new goalkeeper.

Perin is highly rated in Italy, keeping six clean sheets in 14 appearances in Serie A.

The 22 year old also made his debut for the Italian national side in November, showing the excitement around the young talent.

Arsenal could offer a rival to Liverpool’s bid, having watched Perin in the past.

The player’s agent, Moreno Roggi, has previously revealed that the player would cost any potential suited around £12 million to sign.

“There has been contact with Liverpool,” Roggi told the press.

“For Perin I can only imagine a future abroad. I would like him to remain in Italy, but only clubs from abroad can afford him.

“England? It’s a possibility.”



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