Liverpool have moved to solve their goalkeeper problem by making a world record £62 million bid for Roma’s Alisson.
The Italian club, which is also fending off interest from Chelsea for their Brazilian number one, have indicated they want £66 million.
Negotiations continue, but the mood has shifted on Merseyside and in Rome over the last 24 hours as the clubs edge closer to a deal.
Chelsea are also interested in the 25-year-old, who may eventually have his choice of Premier League clubs. Liverpool are aware of the Londoners’ efforts but hope their long-term interest in the keeper gives them the upper hand.
Having suggested Alisson was not for sale at any price earlier in the transfer window, Roma’s position has shifted significantly.
After making such a statement with their offer, it is unlikely Liverpool will be put off by the asking price. The fact a fee has been set offers encouragement.
Alisson has been Jurgen Klopp’s number one target all summer.
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