Alisson’s proposed move to Real Madrid remains far from a done deal as Roma continue to hold out over their hefty asking-price.
The Champions League finalists are confronted by the unyielding £80million valuation that recently saw Liverpool step away from the deal.
Brazil’s no.1 evidently prefers a move to the Bernabeu, leaving it to the two clubs to come to a conclusion whilst the player features at the World Cup.
Roma are refusing the budge on their initial price-tag and will be prepared to hold out on the transfer given the interest from Liverpool, according to Marca.
Madrid president Florentino Pérez recently laughed off suggestions his club would meet Roma’s demands and even welcomed Liverpool to pay the £78million fee.
To pay a world record fee for a goalkeeper on the back of one season as a starter in Serie A looms as a risk, especially with Liverpool in greater need of spreading out their budget on recruitment in multiple positions.
With Alisson having reportedly already agreed personal terms, a total collapse of the deal seems unlikely given Madrid’s notorious spending power.
As for Jurgen Klopp, it remains to be seen whether he will continue his search for a Loris Karius replacement following his torrid evening in Kiev.
Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha has emerged as the latest potential target, whilst Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen has also been rumoured as an option.
Amidst the widespread search for goalkeepers across Europe, Keylor Navas bizarrely continues to be overlooked as a possibility once a new no.1 does arrive in Madrid.