Italian giants AS Roma are going to try and keep goalkeeper Alisson, although they accept it’s going to be quite difficult with Real Madrid and Liverpool on the trail…
The Guardian says they’ll insist on keeping the 25-year-old until after the World Cup and that it’ll cost a fee of £79m to secure his services.
Liverpool would obviously prefer to wrap up a deal before Alisson heads off to Russia… He’ll actually be playing in a friendly at Anfield this weekend v Croatia – so now could be a handy time to get discussions underway.
£79m is crazy money, but after we secured Mo Salah from Roma in 2017 for under £40m, it’s no surprise the Serie A club want to avoid selling on the cheap.
Liverpool made £142m in January by selling Coutinho, and a hatful from reaching the Champions League Final too – so have money to spend on the right players.
A goalkeeper is arguably the biggest necessity of our summer, following Loris Karius’s nightmarish outing in Kiev.