This story really is a little too bizarre for it to be taken with any seriousness.
The Echo are re-reporting a European article that suggests Thibaut Courtois has told Chelsea of his desire leave in the summer for Real Madrid.
But while doing so, has reportedly encouraged them to sign the excellent Alisson from Roma as his replacement.
Why would an exiting player scout and recommend someone to take his spot!?
It makes no sense.
However, UOL in Brazil reckon Alisson favours a move to Anfield over any other club, despite PSG’s interest, which after Virgil van Dijk rejected City for us, Alex Oxkade-Chamberlain Chelsea and Naby Keita Barca, we can believe!
However, Liverpool won’t make an effort to buy the 25-year-old unless his monstrous asking price lowers.
And until the summer, Loris Karius has the chance to prove he’s capable of keeping our net long-term, anyway.
For now, we’ll watch this space.