Alisson Future Shrouded in Doubt as Liverpool Eye Barca ‘Keeper


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Brazilian media outlet Terra claims Liverpool lodged a €65m bid with Roma for Alisson Becker.

The 25-year-old is currently with the Brazil 2018 World Cup finals squad and is intent upon resolving his future before the nation’s first game against Switzerland on 17th June in Rostov-on-Don.

However, the report is contradicted by British television station Sky Sports which claims the Premier League giants are re-considering their situation.

While the club acknowledges that they need new goalkeepers, the fee quoted for Alisson as well as that for Jan Oblak, also 25, of Atletico Madrid caused consternation within the Anfield hierarchy.

The Reds are reportedly interested in Barcelona’s Jasper Cillesen, 28, who is keen to leave the Camp Nou after spending a year as 26-year-old Germany international Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s understudy. It’s understood Chelsea are also tracking the Dutchman in case Thibaut Courtois, also 26, is tempted by a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The Brazilian moved to Rome in 2016 for €8m when Arsenal quoted the Giallorossi £13m to sign Wojciech Szczesny, 28. The Pole remained on loan at the Stadio Olimpico until last summer when moved to Juventus. Alisson claimed the Number One shirt and kept 22 consecutive clean sheets last season.