Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to push through a deal for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool hope to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Mignolet for £8million in the next week.

The Merseyside club have bid £7m but the Wearsiders are holding out for nearer £10m, with the clubs likely to reach a compromise.

Rodgers has taken the initiative as speculation continues to link his current No 1 Pepe Reina with a switch to Barcelona, where Victor Valdes is refusing to sign a new deal.