Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool transfers: Fresh hope over Alisson deal after Roma comments

Liverpool transfers: Fresh hope over Alisson deal after Roma comments

Roma president James Pallotta has confirmed that Real Madrid are closing in on a transfer for Chelsea and Liverpool linked goalkeeper Alisson.

The price is thought to be around 70 million euros and Madrid have won the race to sign the Brazil global, beating off competition for Liverpool, who are looking for a replacement for Karius and Mignolet. The French worldwide appeared poised to finalise a move to Anfield prior to jetting off to the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a picture of him in the club's kit leaked online. "But [Jurgen] Klopp will refuse to panic and may consider giving his current third-choice keeper Danny Ward a chance to compete with [Loris] Karius".

Major upgrades were expected to the Liverpool team this summer despite Jurgen Klopp leading the Reds to the Champions League final.

Since being given the starting berth at the Stadio Olimpico on a regular basis he's blossomed.

The Brazilian shot stopper, who is valued at around £61million, kept 17 clean sheets for Roma in Serie A last season.

Fabinho is already in and Naby Keita's deal was pre-arranged for this summer, while Fekir looked as though he might be a third addition.

AS has learned that Los Blancos are closing in on the signing of Roma and Brazil number one Alisson, in theory paving the way for Navas to leave the Bernabéu.

According to Maddock, Roma are wary of losing another star player to Liverpool for a bargain price.

Some wouldn't want the club to be quite so careful. "Alisson has a high market value, around 78 millones".

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