Liverpool close on Mignolet and Mkhitaryan

Liverpool are continuing their busy pre-season by closing in on a further two signings in the form of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has wasted no time in re shaping his side this summer with the capture of Ivory Coast International defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer from Manchester City and the imminent arrival of Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas for a reported £7 million.

Managing Director Ian Ayre had to cancel commitments in Rio, Brazil to stay in Europe to help push the deals over the finish line.

Belgian International Mignolet has been heavily linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light all summer and a fee of £10 million has reportedly been agreed over the weekend, with the stopper set to undergo a medical and complete personal terms once he returns from his holiday in the Caribbean.

Mkhitaryan is highly regarded at Shakhtar and an offer of around £25 million would be needed to prize the Armenian International away from the Ukrainian Champions which looks feasible with striker Andy Carroll looking set for a £15 million move to West Ham United and goalkeeper Pepe Reina looking set for a move away from Anfield.

The attacking midfielder, 24, has been linked to Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan in recent weeks, although it appears the Reds have already approached the players representatives and a move to England is an opportunity which he would find hard to turn down.

Moves for both Mignolet and Mkhitaryan are likely to ramp up over the coming days and we will be keeping you updated with the progress of both moves here on the Football Family.

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