Liverpool are at the head of the queue for Roma keeper Alisson Becker, with the Brazilian reportedly favouring a move to Anfield.
Alisson has been heavily linked with a move to the Reds over the last few months with Jurgen Klopp far from convinced by Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius.
Mignolet has been dropped as Klopp’s no.1 after he made negative comments about Klopp’s rotation system and he is set to leave in the summer. Karius is now Klopp’s preferred keeper, but he has been far from convincing and the Merseysider’s are expected to make a new goalkeeper a priority in the summer.
Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain have also been linked with the 25-year-old, but UOL Esporte claim Alisson is most keen on a move to Liverpool.
Italian outlet Il Tempo claimed last month that Klopp had lodged a bid for Alisson, but the Serie A side turned down the bid.
According to sporting director Monchi though a bid was never lodged.
Monchi told Football Italia: “Did any offers come in for Alisson? No. It’s too early to talk about the next transfer window, it’s not very useful talking today, February 1, about who will stay or go.”
A fee of £44million was suggested for Alisson last month, but the interest in him has heightened and if he has a good World Cup with Brazil he is sure to command a fee north of that and smash the world-record fee for a goalkeeper – the £35million that Man City paid for another Brazilian Ederson.
Allison, who joined Roma in 2016 from Internacional has made 48 appearances and recorded 18 clean sheets.