Liverpool are ready to concede defeat in their pursuit of Brazil keeper Alisson.
Despite reports from the player's home country claiming a Reds bid of £60m has been lodged, the Anfield recruitment team have made no such offer as they accept any deal is highly unlikely.
The keeper's Italian club Roma are still smarting from criticism over last summer's sale of Mo Salah to Liverpool for less than £40m, and have slapped a prohibitive price tag on Alisson as they maintain they don't want to sell.
That fee is thought to be in excess of £70m, and with Roma adamant they won't budge on that valuation, Jurgen Klopp has told his board he's not interested any where near that figure.
And with Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak also priced out of range, that will see the Anfield boss reassess his plans this summer, as he looks for a new signing in goal.
With other targets on the Reds' list such as Southampton's Alex McCarthy and former Germany U21 international Timo Horn also seemingly out of reach, a reassessment now looks necessary.
Burnley's World Cup bound Nick Pope has been linked, and the Lancashire club's other keeper Tom Heaton has been on the radar in the past.
But Klopp will refuse to panic and may consider giving his current third choice keeper Danny Ward a chance to compete with Loris Karius.
Source: Daily Mirror
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