Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Liverpool to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record fee

Liverpool to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record fee

Liverpool have reportedly made a bid in excess of £60 million for Roma goalkeeper Alisson.

Alisson, 25, had a breakout campaign for Roma last season where he was considered one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.

They are preparing to offload Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid for £31M along with a significant transfer of Eden Hazard.

After submitting a £62m offer on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp's side have moved quickly to agree a world-record £67m package with Roma for the Brazil worldwide.

Sky Italia reports that the Reds have won the race to sign Alisson.

Should the deal go through, the Brazil No. 1 would become the most expensive keeper in history after moving ahead of compatriot Ederson, who cost Man City £36million.

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

Their are few higher profile stages than the Champions League final and Karuis' costly blunder in Kiev was always likely to prove the final straw for Klopp, whose patience has not been rewarded with reliability.

Karius may not have been helped by the fact that he messed up in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere last week.

Roma are also expecting Chelsea to make a concrete move for Alisson soon, but for the moment Liverpool have the edge in the race for the 25-year-old goalkeeper.

Chelsea had, by Wednesday lunch time, not made an offer.

Alisson has been Klopp's number one target all summer - as first reported by Telegraph Sport on May 27 - the situation growing in urgency after Loris Karius' calamitous Champions League final performance.

The race to sign Alisson is definitely heating up. But, Chelsea could have a chance of swooping him away, if their bid, which is higher than the Reds' is accepted first.

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