The agent of Manchester United and Arsenal target Simon Mignolet has played down suggestions his client could leave Sunderland this summer.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper has attracted attention from a host of top European clubs after a series of scintillating performances at the Stadium of Light this season, with admirers in the Premier League and further afield in Italy.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in bringing the Belgian stopper to the Emirates Stadium when the transfer window reopens on July 1, while Manchester United have also been linked with a bid that could take him to Old Trafford, to provide competition for current first-choice David de Gea.

However, Kristof Vandermissen has scoffed at rumours Mignolet could be about to leave Wearside, denying any enquiries from Serie 'A' and pointing towards the player's long-term contract.

"No one from Italy has asked us about Mignolet," he told Tutto Mercato. "The only thing that we can say is that Simon has a contract with Sunderland for another two years.

"It is normal that there are clubs interested. This is proof that he is doing well. As I said though, he has a contract with Sunderland."

Mignolet has been one of Sunderland's standout performers in his 37 league appearances this year, in an otherwise uninspiring campaign, with the Black Cats occupying a lowly position in the Premier League table.




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