Premier League outfit Liverpool are reportedly close to signing a Brazilian goalkeeper, who featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for a world-record fee.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside club has agreed a £66.8 million (R1.16 billion) deal with Serie A outfit Roma for Alisson Becker.
Liverpool's first bid of £62 million (R1.07 billion) – £53 million (R920 million) up front with a further £9 million (R156 million) in add-ons – was apparently rejected by the Italian outfit on Tuesday.
However, it is believed the Reds have now met Roma's evaluation of £66.8 million, meaning the Brazilian star will become the most expensive goalkeeper in world football history, toppling Gianluigi Buffon's fee of €52.88 million (R818 million) when he moved from Parma to Juventus in the 2001/02 campaign.
It has been suggested that a conversation between Alisson and Jurgen Klopp took place a few days ago, and with both parties understanding what was required of them, a deal was arranged.
The Anfield side has been busy in this transfer window, having already added Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri to their squad for the upcoming season.
Liverpool will fly to the US for a three-game tour on Saturday, although Alisson is not be expected to be part of the touring party.
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