Arsenal fans are looking excited here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed in The Sun that one of their top targets is set to reject a new deal with his club.
The Gunners have been linked with a host of targets this summer and given the fact that they have a £70 million transfer kitty and have a host of players on their wishlist, links to various players have been ever present this summer. Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet has been one of the most linked with the keeper’s agent himself noting that: “I don’t think at this moment we would be prepared to sign a new contract.
“When there is a new contract the team can block a player from moving. At this moment there are some clubs who are interested.
“But Simon still has a two-year contract so we depend on the position that Sunderland is taking in relationship to an eventual transfer.”
There have also been claims from another of the player’s representatives Nico Vaesen who feels: “Simon has obviously come to a point where he wants to step up a level and there is a lot of interest in him.
“He is very ambitious and wants to play in the World Cup, in Brazil, next year. It was a good thing that Sunderland stayed up and it is a fantastic club where he has had three great years.
“But it is maybe time to step up a level and play for a club competing for a European spot.”