Liverpool transfer target Alisson close to joining Real Madrid, confirms Roma president

- Liverpool are set to miss out on signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson after the club's president, James Pallotta confirmed he was close to joining Real Madrid. The Reds have long been linked with the Brazilian shot-stopper, famed for his agility and his distribution. Brazil and Roma goalkeeper Alisson is one of the most wanted players in Europe this summer. But now it appears the Spanish giants, who beat them 3-1 in the 2017/18 Champions League final are set for victory again as they pip the Merseysiders to his signature. Alisson in action for Roma in the 2017/18 Champions League. The Roma president was visiting Naples when approached by journalists from and asked if it was possible for Napoli to land Alisson, he replied: “No, [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis doesn't want to spend all his money. "€78million [£68m] is needed and he's close to joining Real Madrid." Latest Liverpool news MISSING OUT? £68m Liverpool target close to joining Real Madrid, confirms Roma president Teenage talent Arsenal and Liverpool rivals in race to sign Portugal wonderkid STARTING XI The amazing line-ups the Premier League 'big six' could field next season TRANSFER TARGETS The World Cup players Liverpool could be after this summer REVEALED Dates for the fiery Premier League games we can't wait for next season REVEALED Full 2018/19 Premier League fixtures list confirmed Premier League fixtures When are the Manchester, north London and Merseyside derbies? REVEALED Every single one of Liverpool's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures REVEALED This is who your Premier League team will play on the first day Return of the king Liverpool star Mo Salah returns to group training with Egypt REVEALED Every single Premier League player at the 2018 World Cup 'YOU NEVER KNOW' Sadio Mane hints future may not be at Liverpool amid Real Madrid interest Speculation has been rife about Alisson joining Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp unable to trust either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius. And now the German boss will have to go back to the drawing board if he does want to sign a replacement for the pair. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year's 2018 FIFA World Cup with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.

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