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Mignolet agent denies Napoli rumour

May 18, 2013
By ESPN staff

The agent of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has dismissed speculation linking the Belgium international with a move to the Serie A.

Simon Mignolet
GettyImagesThe agent of Simon Mignolet has denied rumours of interest from Napoli.

Mignolet has been one of the outstanding performers in a struggling Black Cats side that only secured its Premiership survival when Arsenal recently beat Wigan 4-1.

And the 25-year-old’s form has courted rumoured interest from Italian clubs, including Napoli.

But Mignolet’s agent, Kristof Vandersmissen told he believes his client’s long term future is with Sunderland.

"Napoli interested in Mignolet? I have also read this news, but personally I have had no contact with Napoli or any other Italian clubs," Vandersmissen said.

"Simon has a contract for another two years with Sunderland and it's normal that clubs are interested. That is proof that he is doing well.

"However, I repeat, he has a contract with Sunderland."