Liverpool Football Club have tabled a formal offer worth in excess of £60million for Roma goalkeeper Alisson.
An initial bid of £53million has gone in for the 25-year-old with a further £9million in add-ons possible.
Talks between both clubs have been ongoing all day.
Roma are willing to cash in but they have been looking for a transfer fee in excess of £70million and Liverpool’s offer falls well short of that.
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has continued to place faith in current number one Loris Karius despite a number of blunders. Publicly the manager has continued to back the 25-year-old but it would appear that he now realises he needs to make significant changes. If a deal for Alisson could be brokered, this would be seen as a massive coup for the Reds.
We touched on our ongoing interest in Alisson on yesterday’s KopTalk Podcast (free) following rumours that a £60m offer had gone in. We may also have touched on it on KopTalk.TV, our free YouTube channel, while discussing Karius. Those comments though were in relation to speculation, these developments today are absolutely concrete.
It’s worth pointing out that Liverpool wouldn’t table a bid if they thought there was no chance of it being considered or if the player hadn’t indicated his willingness to make the switch. Fingers crossed with this one.
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