Potential Mignolet replacement not interested in £10m Liverpool January transfer

Genoa v Catania at the Marassi

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin says he 'isn't thinking about' a January exit amid rumours of a move to Liverpool.

With Brendan Rodgers deciding to drop goalkeeper Simon Mignolet following a string of poor displays, the rumour mill naturally began to speculate over which shot stoppers the Reds could target in January.

Guillermo Ochoa, Petr Cech and Asmir Begovic have all been suggested as possible targets, though Italian media were convinced that Genoa's Mattia Perin was on Rodgers' shortlist.

The Italian, known by many as 'the next Gianluigi Buffon', has impressed with Genoa in the last 18 months, and Liverpool were touted with a £10m move for the 22-year-old.

However, Perin says that he's happy with Serie A side Genoa, and compared living there to his home town of Latina, suggesting that he has no interest in leaving any time soon.

"Genoa is my home, for me it’s like being in Latina," Perin said. "I’ve been at this club for seven years now. Another team? I’m not thinking about it, when you’re in a good place you don’t think about anything else.

"I can’t say I’ll stay here for life, but this is my home and at the moment I don’t see myself in another place. For me, the future is the League campaign I’m contesting with Genoa. No-one would have expected this, we’re having a great season and we want to continue as we have been," he added.

If Rodgers really did want to sign Perin, then he's certainly been warned off a move by the player himself - which leaves him to either put his faith in Mignolet or Brad Jones, or alternatively look for different transfer targets with the transfer window just days away.

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