We’re not going to celebrate the transfer too early, because as we saw with Nabil Fekir, anything can go wrong, but it looks more likely than not now that Alisson will sign for Liverpool.
The club is deep in talks for the Brazilian and according to Melissa Reddy in Joe, we’re just £4m short of Roma’s current £66m valuation.
Crucially, she says that our discussions are ‘going well’ and that the player ‘has indicated a willingness to move to Anfield’.
#LFC are cautiously optimistic of securing Roma's Alisson, valued at £66 million, in what would be a world record deal for a goalkeeper. Talks are progressing well. Player has indicated his willingness to move to Anfield.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) July 17, 2018
What’s more, it seems like there is an acceptance from Chelsea that we’re going to win the race, if Sky Sports Kaveh Solhekol is correct.
Chelsea considering re-signing Petr Cech if/when they sell Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Chelsea also interested in Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Liverpool have made big move for other Chelsea target Alisson.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 17, 2018
So after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain chose us over the Blues last summer, Virgil van Dijk in January, it appears Alisson is about to do the same.
Liverpool will have the world’s most expensive keeper and also the dearest defender (van Dijk cost £75m) should a deal get done.
One way to sort out an often criticised backline!