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Liverpool summer transfer blow: Alisson ‘will stay at Roma’

Transfer blow

Liverpool have already been handed a summer transfer window blow as one of their supposed top targets will not be joining the Reds.

That comes in the form of Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker who has been linked with a move to Anfield.

The Brazilian is really starting to make a name for himself in Serie A and has also impressed in the Champions League.

His side shocked Barcelona on Tuesday evening, coming back from a 4-1 aggregate scoreline to progress through to the semi-finals.

Though, his future has been the subject of many reports over the past few months and Liverpool have been the club most closely linked.

A move would likely cost a record sum for a goalkeeper with numbers such as around £70million mentioned in the past.

Move ruled out

Now, before the clash with Barcelona, a move away from Roma for Alisson has been ruled out.

That is because of the Italian clubs president has confirmed that the player will not be leaving the Stadio Olimpico this summer.

James Pallotta explained that the player has a contract and asked ‘why should he leave?’ before confirming that he loves him and has never wanted to sell him.

‘Why should he leave? He will stay – he has a contract,’ Pallotta explained. 

‘I love him and I have never wanted to sell him. I thought he was great and now he’s showing how good he is.’

2018 Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah’s odds crash, Cristiano Ronaldo the favourite

Should Alisson join Liverpool in the future, he would certainly feel at home.

That is because former Roma star Mohamed Salah will no doubt help him settle in the way he has!

The Egyptian has settled in so fast to the point that he has become of the best players in Europe.

Now, he could potentially even win the 2018 Ballon d’Or.

Click here to see what his chances are like.