Report: Liverpool keeper target Neto to sign new Fiorentina deal this month

Fiorentina stopper Neto has been earmarked as a replacement for the out of sorts Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has not had it all his own way at Anfield - especially in recent weeks and months.

The £9 million arrival from Sunderland last summer took the place of Pepe Reina at Anfield and has done very little to convince the fans he is worthy of filling those gloves since he made the switch.

Recently his haplessness has been clear and with that in mind many a Liverpool fan is ready to see the back of him and hope for a new goalkeeper to arrive in January. One of the players reportedly on the wish-list is Fiorentina stopper Neto.

The Brazilian has been in good form for La Viola and is the type of goalkeeper Liverpool are looking for.

Last week it was reported that his current club Fiorentina were readying a new deal for the stopper, in order to avoid such a move abroad.

It was believed they would be offering him less than Liverpool would be prepared to, but hoped the already establish relationship and guarantee of first-team football would be enough to convince him of a stay.

Now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported by TMW, that seems to be the case.

They report that Neto has essentially agreed the deal with just the odd financial detail set to be ironed out. Those details are set to be ironed out after Fiorentina's next home game in Serie A against Empoli on the 21st December.

The deal, reported to be a four-year extension, would effectively end all interest in the player from Roma and, of course, Liverpool.

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