Roma president Pallotta claims he was joking about Alisson joining Real Madrid

Fekir was so confident of Liverpool transfer he’d already chosen shirt number

Fekir was so confident of Liverpool transfer he’d already chosen shirt number

Roma may not have been the most defensively sound side in Serie A last season, but so often he was on hand to get them out of trouble with some inspired goalkeeping.

He said: "I believe that it will all be resolved before the start of the World Cup, or at least that is what I hope".

The report also suggests Alisson's Brazilian teammates are aware of his transfer to Bernabeu.

"€78m is needed and he's close to joining Real Madrid".

Roma have allowed Alisson's agent Jose Maria Neis to speak to Madrid officials and a £61million fee could be agreed.

The need for reinforcements between the sticks at Anfield was highlighted in the recent UEFA Champions League final, as Loris Karius made two costly errors for Liverpool in the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Allison, who is on World Cup duty with Brazil, had hinted earlier this week he wanted his future sorted before the tournament began.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Marcotti said: "I think there is contract negotiation going on".

The player everyone expects to leave Stoke after their relegation from the Premier League is Shaqiri.

Roma insist they don't want to sell Alisson, and have slapped a price tag in excess of £70m on him to deter clubs from making a bid. The French worldwide appeared poised to finalise a move to Anfield prior to jetting off to the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a picture of him in the club's kit leaked online. 'We will see if something happens during this week.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly considering the idea to not bother signing a new goalkeeper this summer, having ultimately given up his pursuit of Roma stopper Alisson Becker.

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