Serie A CEO confirms Liverpool are desperate to seal big-money deal of 25-year-old star

Liverpool are attempting to complete the transfer of goalkeeper Alisson but Roma are unwilling to sell, according to club president James Pallotta.

The Reds have long been linked with the Brazilian, with Real Madrid also credited with an interest in signing him. Roma will go head-to-head with Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final, with the first leg taking place at Anfield on Tuesday night, but they also look set to face-off in the transfer window in the summer.

However, Pallotta is confident that Alisson won’t jump ship and move to the Premier League. ‘I am not going to sell him,’ the Roma chief told Sky. ‘Liverpool want to sign him and we are on very good terms with him.

‘I am sure we will receive some huge offers this summer.  We don’t want to sell him but the decision must also be taken by Monchi and the manager. We want to build the future of Roma around him.’

Pallotta insists the situation with Allison is not the same as when Roma sold Mohamed Salah to the Reds for a mere £35m because the Serie A giants are more financially stable.

‘We had no choice when we sold Salah and Pjanic,’ he added. ‘If they had told me they wanted to stay we could have talked and find a solution but Salah wanted to prove himself in the Premier League. ‘We have some issues with the Financial Fair play but we think everything will be sorted soon.’