Liverpool's stance on Alisson unchanged
Liverpool are seeking a new goalkeeper this summer – and rumours of a move for Roma's Alisson won't go away.
And now the future of the shot-stopper has become embroiled in further intrigue, according to reports in Italy on Friday.
Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport has claimed the Serie A side are already preparing for life without the Brazil international, who is set to appear at Anfield on Sunday for his national team in their friendly against Croatia.
It is suggested Roma sporting director Monchi has shortlisted both Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno and Alphonse Areola of Paris Saint-Germain as a potential replacement for Alisson.
Roma have no intention of selling Alisson, nor has the player asked to be put up for sale.
However, they are putting in place a contingency plan should they been given an offer they would struggle to refuse, said to be in the region of 70 million euros.
Alisson has been linked with several clubs, with Chelsea joining Real Madrid as the latest rumoured interested party given the ongoing uncertainty over the future of Thibaut Courtois.
Liverpool earlier this year informed Alisson's representatives not to expect a bid this summer, although that could change over the coming weeks with Jurgen Klopp considering his options as he looked to overhaul the goalkeeping department.
Meanwhile, Alisson's agent, Ze Maria Neis, has denied suggestions this client is already bound for the Bernabeu.
“The idea he already has an agreement with Real Madrid is completely false,” he said to forzaroma.info. “I don’t see how Cafu could know more than I do on the matter.
“I haven’t yet spoken to Monchi or anyone else.”
Source: Liverpool Echo
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