According to a report from Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, long-term Liverpool target Alisson is on the cusp of joining Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Liverpool bought Mohamed Salah last summer for a cut-price as AS Roma had to meet FFP regulations or face transfer sanctions and Gabriele Marcotti believes this will affect any potential negotiations for Alisson.
Even before Loris Karius' costly errors in the Champions League final, Jürgen Klopp had been said to be looking at bringing in a new goalkeeper, with AS Roma's Brazilian global Alisson most frequently linked with a transfer to Anfield. After all, Alisson is only 25, proven at the highest level and is the type of goalkeeper-especially given his excellent distribution-who would fit into a Klopp side well at Anfield.
The report also suggests Alisson's Brazilian teammates are aware of his transfer to Bernabeu. He is close to Real Madrid while [Radja] Nainggolan will join Inter Milan'.
At the weekend, Alisson made clear his desire for his future to be decided before the start of the World Cup.
The latest news will be not be happy reading for Liverpool Football Club.
'There was nothing serious about anything I said whilst making pizza.
"The truth is that I left everything in the hands of my agent".
"If it doesn't get resolved before our first game [of the World Cup], then we'll talk about it after because during it, my mind is only going to be 100 percent focused on Brazil".