Clubs Fail To Agree Deal
Liverpool look to have missed out on Roma goalkeeper Alisson. The Brazil international is reported to have agreed personal terms with Real Madrid although the two clubs have yet to agree a transfer fee.
Alisson has been linked with interest from Anfield for much of the past season in what was his first campaign as Roma’s first-choice keeper.
The Reds’ interest has cooled in recent weeks leading to speculation about other targets. Alisson has tried to deflect rumours about his future by suggesting he is happy at Roma.
But Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims a deal is almost done. It suggests that talks have taken place between Alisson’s agent Ze Maria and representatives of Real Madrid.
However, the two clubs are quite far apart in their respective valuations of the Brazil international who is currently in Russia preparing for his country’s opening World Cup group match with Switzerland on Sunday.
Real are willing to pay an initial €55million (£48million) with a further €5million (£4.3million) in bonuses. Roma won’t begin talks over a move for anything less than a transfer fee of €80million (£70million).
Alisson will sign a six-year contract with the European champions if and when the deal goes through.