Real Madrid president reacts to Alisson rumours - and it will interest Liverpool fans

Alisson Becker’s rise in the football world has been quite fascinating over the last 12 months.

During the 2016/17 season, the Brazilian was second-choice at Roma behind Wojciech Szczęsny but after the Pole’s departure to Juve, Alisson has really asserted himself.

In fact, that’s an understatement, with the 25-year-old now widely recognised as one of the finest goalkeepers in world football.

He was instrumental in getting Roma Champions League football and is the Selecao’s number one for the World Cup, ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson.

So it’s no wonder that Europe’s elite are after him, with Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain all linked with the Brazilian so far this summer.

World record price tags are being placed on Alisson’s head, with Liverpool and Real the two parties most interested in getting him.

Both sides are in need of high-quality replacements for Loris Karius and Keylor Navas.

Reports from Spain suggested Los Blancos had made a breakthrough and would tie up a €70m deal for Alisson.

However, Liverpool fans will take a lot of encouragement from Florentino Perez’s words on those rumours at Julien Lopetegui’s unveiling on Thursday evening.

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Perez said: “There will be some (transfers) but little and special. They talk today about Alisson, but for 78million (laughs), Liverpool can buy him. We have the best group I have ever seen in Madrid. There were many good ones before too but now it’s the perfect squad.”

Interesting, so it seems as if Liverpool do still have a chance.

Brazilian source Globo Esporte also reported on Thursday evening that Liverpool have made a proposal to Alisson’s agent to agree personal terms.

They want to convince him to ditch Real Madrid before sending an official bid to Roma.

While an update also arrived on Thursday evening from Di Marzio, stating that Real would make an official €50m offer for Alisson.

However, it may be that they will not go much higher, giving Liverpool a window of opportunity if they’re prepared to spend big.

Brazil’s first game of the World Cup is against Switzerland on Sunday, so expect nothing official for a while.

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