Liverpool and Arsenal target Konstantinos Mitroglou has ended speculation about a move in January after the Greek striker signed a new four-year deal with Olympiakos, according to 101greatgoals.com.
GMS reported on Wednesday the forward would cost the English sides around £7.5m and both clubs were interested in the striker to act as back-up to either Luis Suarez or Olivier Giroud.
But Mitroglou has penned a new contract for the second time this year, which will see the forward stay in Greece until 2017.
It is reported the new deal removes the buyout clause which was in place in his previous contact. The clause was understood to be approximately €8m which the English sides were willing to meet, but Mitroglou’s fresh contract has ended speculation.
Mitroglou is set to face Manchester United in the next stage of the Champions League with Olympiakos.
The in-form striker has netted 22 goals this season for club and country – including four hat-tricks – which have made him top scorer in the Greek Super League.
The 25-year-old will represent Greece in this summer’s World Cup and is thought to be the country’s hottest prospect. But after Mitroglou’s latest contract renewal, he will not be coming to the Premier League any time soon.
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