Arsenal are preparing a bid for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

The Independent says Arsenal will make a formal offer to Sunderland to sign their goalkeeper Mignolet at the end of the season.

Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has had the player watched repeatedly by his scouts and has made checks about the character of the 25-year-old Belgian.

He may have to be prepared to pay up to £10m for Mignolet, who has caught the attention of the leading sides after an excellent season.

Sunderland are not keen to sell Mignolet, who was signed by Steve Bruce almost three years ago. He arrived for just £2m from Sint-Truiden in Belgium.