Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s pursuit of Roma shot stopper Alisson could be about to take a huge hit, as the Italian giants are set to offer the Brazillian a bumper new contract, according to a report.
Football Itallia report that Roma are willing to accept his £4.4million salary demands, if they can place a whopping £80.1million release clause in the contract.
Alisson is reported to have drawn interest from both Real Madrid and PSG also, so the huge release clause could warn off foreign clubs from trying to steal the Brazilian on the cheap.
It is reported that the 25-year-old is happy to remain in the Italian capital, but given Roma’s current finincial fair play restrictions, could move if a big enough offer comes in.
Football Insider verdict:
The Brazilian international would be a step up from both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet, should Klopp manage to bring him to Anfield. Alisson is a hot commodity, and his authoritative and brave play between the sticks for Roma backs up the rumours linking him with a big money move. Alisson has been in Italy since 2008, where he joined Inter Milan’s youth setup, so must be settled in. However, a chance to play in the Premier League is an intriguing offer, and with Liverpool’s recent outgoing of Philippe Coutinho, Klopp has money to spend on his problem areas. If Roma can tie the 25-year-old to this new contract, Liverpool would have to make him the world’s most expensive keeper to land him.
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