LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, June 3, 2018: Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during an international friendly between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brazilian media claim £57m Liverpool bid for Alisson

Reports in Brazil on Monday night claim Liverpool have made a £57 million bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Alisson has been strongly linked with Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp seeks to upgrade the No.1 spot this summer, and the Brazilian stopper has seemingly become the Reds’ first-choice.

Brazilian outlet Terra report that Liverpool have made a £57 million bid for the 25-year-old.

Earlier on Monday, Spanish outlet MundoDeportivo claimed similarly, saying Liverpool had lodged a €65 million (£57.2 milion) bid.

These contradict a report earlier on Monday from ‘Sky Sources’ in England claiming that Liverpool were unlikely to make a bid for the ‘keeper as they “are unwilling to meet Roma’s £80m valuation of the player.”

It’s possible then that the report in Brazil is based off the report in Spain, and therefore must be taken somewhat with a pinch of salt.

Real Madrid are also interested in Alisson, and although the player has said he’d like his future resolved before Brazil’s opening game of the World Cup against Switzerland on Sunday, this seems very unlikely.

Lining up against Alisson on Sunday will be another Liverpool transfer target – Xherdan Shaqiri. The Mirror‘s David Maddock reports on Monday evening that Liverpool “will step up their efforts to land Shaqiri when he returns from the World Cup, after receiving initial encouragement.”

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Monday, April 18, 2016: Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Swiss winger is not seen as an alternative to Nabil Fekir – with Fekir having been earmarked for an attacking midfield role and Shaqiri being a back-up to Sadio Mane and Mo Salah up front.

On Fekir, Maddock writes that the deal is not yet completely dead and negotiations could later resume.

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