Chelsea believe they are in pole position to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to a £65million deal for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, reports say.
Brazil number one Alisson has attracted interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid but both have baulked at Roma’s valuation for the 25-year-old. Chelsea have shown no such hesitation, however, and are now preparing a move to bring the shot-stopper to Stamford Bridge.
According to the Daily Mail, the west London club believe they have a good chance of signing Alisson ahead of Liverpool and Real Madrid.
That is because Madrid have reportedly turned their attentions from the Roma star to Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois. Belgium international Courtois has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid and has made no secret of his admiration for the club.
‘I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup,’ Courtois said on Friday when discussing his future.
‘My children [who live in Madrid] are the most important thing for me: I now have one and a half years less contact with Chelsea. FaceTime is beautiful, but seeing them grow up is something else, so my children will play an important role in my decision.’
The Blues will hope to attract an offer of around £50m to sell Courtois, a player who has won two Premier League titles.