Liverpool have made an offer of around £60m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to reports in Italy.
Gazzetta Dello Sport claim Jurgen Klopp has made an offer for the Brazil keeper, just a few days after Loris Karius’ latest gaffe.
Liverpool are believed to have tabled a bid of £53m plus £5m in add ons to Roma for Alisson, but the report claims Roma are still holding out for more with Chelsea and Real Madrid also having an interest in him.
The view from the English media though is quite different with the Daily Mirror’s David Maddock denying the news.
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
“He has the same chance of staying as all the other players we have not received any offers for,” said Monchi.
“If one arrives, we will study it and make a decision. We are working out when he will return to training after his post-World Cup holiday; ready to do even better than he did last season for us.”
The Brazil international was understood to be Klopp’s number one keeper target this summer, but the Reds have apparently baulked at the €70million-plus price tag on the 25-year-old’s head.
But with Karius’ latest mistake in the friendly win over Tranmere, Goal maintain that Klopp still wants Alisson this summer.