Keylor Navas
Navas has played just seven times for Real Madrid this season.Getty Images

Rumours that Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas will join Liverpool have been branded a "lie" by the player's father, who says the Costa Rica international will remain and fight for his place at the Bernabeu.

The Reds are understood to be looking to replace No.1 Simon Mignolet after a harrowing season for the Belgian international, which saw him dropped mid-way through the campaign before being reinstated after an injury to stand-in Brad Jones.

Earlier this month, Liverpool were reportedly on the verge of convincing Navas to move to Anfield as Brendan Rodgers begins to prepare for a renewed bid to win the Premier League title next season.

But the stopper's father, Freddy Navas, has denied his son is unhappy with life at the La Liga leaders and says he wants to challenge Iker Casillas for a regular role in the Real first team.

"Everything that has been said is a lie," Navas told Costa Rica publication La Nacion. "Keylor told me he does not want to leave Real Madrid. He is very happy, he is a fighter who wants to work and succeed at the club.

"He knows he has to fight for a starting role. It's a process that he accepts. Some people, through the press, want to belittle him, but he is very strong."

Since staring at the World Cup and earning a high-profile move to Real, Navas has failed to make an impact in the Spanish capital, making just seven appearances in all competitions while his last La Liga outing came back in December.

Meanwhile, Mignolet has endured a horror second season at Liverpool which forced Rodgers to "indefinitely" drop the player in mid-December, yet he was forced to recall him later in the month after deputy Jones picked up a thigh injury.

Rodgers has already confirmed that Liverpool will look to sign a new goalkeeper during the upcoming summer transfer window but whether it will be to cover for Mignolet or outright replace him has not yet been clarified.