By Richard Parks
Liverpool have opened preliminary talks over a summer move to sign £62million-rated Roma goalkeeper Allison, according to a report.
Sky Sports News, citing sources in Italy, claim on their website that discussions are underway and at a very early stage as the Merseysiders look to reinforce their keeping ranks.
It is said that Liverpool hope to persuade Roma to sell Allison, 26, in the “coming week” after making enquiries during the January window about a deal.
Sky report that Jurgen Klopp’s side, who paid £75million for Virgil van Dijk last month, would likely need to pay a world-record price for a goalkeeper to land the Brazil international.
Roma value Allison at £62million and are keen to tie him to a new contract as they anticipate intense interest from Europe’s top clubs in their prize asset in the summer window.
Liverpool have a shortlist of five goalkeepers ahead of the summer window and Allison, who has accumulated 22 Brazil caps, is the first choice.
Loris Karius has emerged as the new No1 at Anfield in recent weeks after taking over from Simon Mignolet, who has lost his place after a string of errors.
In other Liverpool news, fans will LOVE this brilliant Neil Lennon anecdote of Virgil van Dijk’s first Celtic training session.