Roma want to keep hold of Alisson

John Solano

The Guardian (F. Romano): Roma plan on resisting Liverpool’s advances for Alisson until at least after the World Cup and would expect to get around €90 million (£79m) for the Brazil goalkeeper should they ultimately agree to sell him.

Liverpool have yet to make an official approach for Alisson but have contacted Roma in regards to his availability as Jürgen Klopp targets a new principal goalkeeper in the wake of Loris Karius’s horror show in the Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid last Saturday.

Roma are desperate to keep hold of Alisson, who has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in world football since joining the Italian club from Internacional in 2016, as well as Brazil’s No 1 in the lead-up to the finals in Russia this summer.

The 25-year-old’s contract runs until June 2021 so Roma are not under great pressure to sell him and ideally would like to keep hold of the player for at least one more season. They also plan to offer Alisson a new deal which would secure for him an increase on his wages of €1.5 million (£1.3m) a year before tax.

Liverpool will make further contact with Roma as they look to secure a deal for Alisson but ultimately may be put off by what would be a record fee for a goalkeeper.

Their advances may also be cut short by interest from the team who defeated them in Kiev at the weekend. Real are known to be monitoring Alisson’s future and could well make a bid for him either side of the World Cup finals.

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