Liverpool have made their opening gambit in their effort to sign Alisson from Roma.
According to an extremely well-placed source, James Pearce with the Liverpool Echo, the Reds have submitted a maiden offer of €70million (£62.2million) for the Brazilian goalkeeper.
Offer is £53m up front with a further £9m in add ons. Discussions ongoing. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) 17 July 2018
However, the Guardian contest that Roma are holding out for €75million (£66.6million) though both clubs are confident a deal can be reached within the next few days.
Should that be the case, it’s likely Liverpool will be setting a new world record for goalkeeper-based outlay, surpassing the €53million Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
This all coming a little over a week after it was reported Jurgen Klopp was preparing to stick by Loris Karius as his first-choice ‘keeper this season.
Two rickets in two pre-season games later, and suddenly world records are being toppled.