ALISSON could well be sold by Roma this summer – and Liverpool have a positive relationship with the club.
That is according to Sky Italy journalist Augusto De Bartolo.
The Reds are targeting a move for the goalkeeper as an upgrade on their current options.
Loris Karius is the current No.1 with Simon Mignolet’s future at Anfield looking bleak. But Alisson would certainly strengthen Liverpool at the back, and talks are said to be at a preliminary stage.
A number of other top European sides are interested in the Brazil international too, with Roma facing the prospect of needing to sell for Financial Fair Play reasons.
However, Liverpool have an advantage following their £37m signing of Mohamed Salah from the Serie A outfit last summer.
And De Bartolo believes there is a chance of Alisson moving to Merseyside for next season.
“Due to Financial Fair Play and Roma’s current financial issues, the club will be forced to sell a big-name player in the summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League,” De Bartolo told Sky Sports.
“The players with the highest value are Alisson, Radja Nainggolan and Edin Dzeko, but the Brazilian is the one most likely to move.
“In fact, there has already been big interest in him from Real Madrid, who want to replace Keylor Navas this summer. And other clubs’ interest in him depends on what Real now do – If Madrid buy Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, then the Blues will try to land Alisson as a replacement.
“Meanwhile, Liverpool remain keen on the keeper and the relationship between them and Roma is good after Mohamed Salah’s move to Anfield in June.
“Paris Saint-Germain may make an offer this summer as well and Bayern Munich are waiting to see how well Manuel Neuer recovers from a foot injury before deciding whether to also join the race for Alisson.
“The fact of the matter is, though, that Roma will be forced to sell another big-money player at the end of the season and the more Alisson continues to shine in goal for the Giallorossi and the Selecao, the more his asking price will go up.”