Sport Roma begin scouting replacement for Liverpool target Alisson

13:51  13 march  2018
13:51  13 march  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Roma 'not thinking about selling' Alisson this summer

  Roma 'not thinking about selling' Alisson this summer Roma have warned off interest in Alisson from Liverpool and Real Madrid by confirming they’re not thinking about selling their star players this summer. Speaking to Radio Rai, as confirmed by the Metro, Roma CEO Umberto Gandini played down suggestions that the likes of Alisson could leave the club this summer. “We are not thinking about selling our best players. Right now we are living a very important phase of our season. This club have always changed many players to improve. The transfer window is dynamic, there big teams that change their identity to improve and not for economical reasons.” The Brazilian is one of several Roma stars attracting interest around Europe after several impressive performances in Serie A. Jurgen Klopp had reportedly shortlisted the player as a potential replacement for either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius this summer. The Liverpool boss has been changing between the two this season as he struggles to find his preferred number one. Karius has held down a place in the starting XI in recent weeks, however, that has not stopped suggestions of a move for Alisson this summer. Real Madrid have also considered the £60 million-rated goalkeeper as a replacement for Keylor Navas.

Touted as a possible target for Liverpool , could Roma goalkeeper Alisson provide the long-term upgrade Jurgen Klopp needs between the sticks? More: Alisson , Scouting , Simon Mignolet. now report that Roma are targeting Malmö goalkeeper Marko Johansson as a possible replacement for Alisson . Liverpool have had their fair share of goalkeeping woes over the last few seasons, with mistakes between the sticks not uncommon at Anfield.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson for a few months and despite reports in the UK suggesting that they had cooled their interest, journalists in Italy and Brazil have claimed that the Reds are still keen to sign the 25-year-old.

If that is the case, their chances of signing Alisson could be increased as Roma have, according to reports in France, begun scouting his potential replacement,

L’Equipe say that the Serie A giants are keeping a close eye on Toulouse’s Alban Lafont.

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The 19-year-old is seen as one of Europe’s brightest goalkeeping talents and Roma are said to be interested in signing him this summer.

Napoli rival Liverpool for Alisson

  Napoli rival Liverpool for Alisson Liverpool will reportedly face competition from Napoli in their pursuit of Roma goalkeeper Alisson. According to reports in Italy, as per talkSPORT, the Reds are not alone in their interest towards Alisson and will need to fend off competition from elsewhere if they are to land the shot stopper. Brazilian international Alisson has gone from strength to strength in recent times and is enjoying the best season of his career to date. He has been a standout player for Roma and has been lined up as a main target for Liverpool in the summer transfer window. Napoli, though, will be hoping to convince the goalkeeper to stay in Serie A for the foreseeable future. It’s claimed that Maurizio Sarri would like to replace ex-Liverpool man Pepe Reina and has identified Alisson as the perfect fit. With Reina apparently closing in on a move to AC Milan, Napoli will be looking to fight Liverpool for Alisson.

Roma are lining up a replacement for Liverpool target Alisson , according to a report. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be looking for a new goalkeeper after dropping Simon Mignolet as his preferred no. 1 recently.

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their mooted pursuit of Roma star Alisson to become their new No.1. Roma could face competition for Johansson from Napoli, who see the 19-year-old as a replacement for Pepe Reina. Alisson could also emerge as a target fro Real Madrid and Paris

It’s unlikely that they’d spend what would likely have to be a sizeable fee to get Lafont without selling Alisson first, although it’s not just Liverpool being linked with the Brazilian number one.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid are all reportedly interest in him, although a move to Liverpool is said to be his preferred option.

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Liverpool must pay £59m to land Jorginho .
Liverpool are understood to be eyeing a move for Napoli midfielder Jorginho in the summer as a replacement for the outbound Emre Can, and the Serie A leaders have named their asking price for the player. Italian publication Sport Il Mattino claim that Napoli will listen to offers in the region of £69m for their star midfielder who has impressed since his move to Naples for £8.5m from Hellas Verona in January 2014. The Reds are growing increasingly keen to tie up a deal for the midfielder this summer and are believed to have already made an approach to sign him, according to an exclusive report from Brazilian news outlet UOL. Capped three times by Italy, the 26-year-old is tied to Napoli until 2020 and is regarded as one of the best holding midfielders in European football today. Paul Joyce of the Times reported that Jorginho is Liverpool’s top target to become their new ‘No.6’ in midfield with Emre Can set to leave the club when his contract expires. Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United have both also been linked with a summer swoop for the Napoli star.


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