Reports in Italy suggest that Liverpool have submitted a bid in the region of €60 million for Alisson but reliable journalist Dave Maddock denies these claims.
After a fairly indifferent World Cup in Russia, Roma’s Alisson hasn’t become more valuable than he was before he jetted off for FIFA’s showpiece.
The Brazilian would prefer a move to Real Madrid but Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that a bid of €60million (£53m) plus €5million (£4.4m) has been submitted to Roma by Liverpool for the impressive goalkeeper.
Alisson was outstanding for Roma during the 2017/18 season and was a large factor in the Calcio A side making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League where they were ultimately dispatched by Liverpool.
Widespread reports in Italy on €65m Liverpool bid for Alisson…completely wrong (unfortunately). NO bid from @LFC, no contact at all with player or club. No plans to bid at this stage either. Was some interest earlier in window, but cooled and not revived. #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) July 12, 2018
Dave Maddock, who works for the Mirror, contradicts the report which says that Liverpool are prepared to offer Alisson a contract worth €6million (£5.3m) over a five-year period.
Gazzetta Dello Sport also claim that Roma want at least €70million gross (£61.8m) and that they are not willing to wait around the entire summer for an acceptable offer as they will need time to find a replacement if he does leave.
It’s clear that Alisson wants a big move this summer and while I am personally desperate to see Loris Karius replaced, I believe that Jürgen Klopp sees the Brazilian shotstopper as being worth over £60 million.