Massive Boost: Liverpool edge closer of signing £70m-rated dream target

Roma may have dropped a hint of their willingness to sell their goalkeeper Alisson, with French reports claiming they have started scouting his replacement.

Liverpool have cooled their interest on the Brazilian, with the Italian side likely to ask for an astronomical fee for the 25-year-old – believed to be around the £70million mark.

Yet according to L’Equipe, Roma are open to selling Alisson, and have prepared for his departure by monitoring the situation of Toulouse teenager Alban Lafont.

Lafont, 19, is one of the most highly rated keepers in Europe, and could be heading to Serie A.

That could leave the door open for Alisson to depart – although Roma will have to lower their asking price to tempt clubs into making a bid for their star man.

Liverpool’s actions in the summer depend on the development of Loris Karius.

If Karius maintains his current standards until May then Liverpool are likely to be in the market for someone to compete with him rather than replace him.

But if L’Equipe are to be believed, Roma have started preparing for Alisson’s departure. His next destination, however, remains very much unclear.