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Liverpool make world record bid for Roma goalkeeper, Alisson

Liverpool have reportedly agreed to meet Roma's valuation of €75 million for Brazil's Alisson. Toru Hanai  Reuters Liverpool have reportedly agreed to meet Roma's valuation of €75 million for Brazil's Alisson. Toru Hanai  Reuters
Cary Erickson | 19 July, 2018, 01:37

The England worldwide had been heavily linked with a move to Champions League finalists Liverpool for a number of weeks, but the Reds are now closing in on the signing of Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

Alisson, in action here for Brazil at the World Cup, has been at Roma since 2016.

Chelsea are prepared to turn their attention towards AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if Alisson accepts a move to Liverpool this summer.

Liverpool FC are in ongoing discussions with AS Roma over a world record move for Alisson Becker, according to Merseyside reporter James Pearce. It's obvious to everyone - look at what happened in the Champions League final.

Chelsea were ready to move for Alisson if Thibaut Courtois departed but Liverpool have acted swiftly in an to secure their No.1 goalkeeper target.

Alvaro Odriozola who joined Real Madrid previously played for fellow Spanish club Real Sociedad. Paul White  AP
Alvaro Odriozola who joined Real Madrid previously played for fellow Spanish club Real Sociedad. Paul White AP

"So if Klopp is out to get Alisson or another top goalkeeper, he's doing the right thing". Chelsea have also been rumoured to enter the bidding, but Jurgen Klopp's men are closest to signing the 25-year-old.

Several British newspapers reported on Tuesday that the Reds had made an offer but that the Serie A outfit wanted 75m euros (£66.5m).

They are certainly showing the intent to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League.

Earlier this month, Klopp confirmed Roberto Firmino, Alisson's Brazil team-mate will rejoin his team-mates in France.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League semi-final tie between the two clubs last season, Alisson revealed he was "good friends" with Liverpool forward and compatriot Robert Firmino.

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