Roma and Liverpool are "at a very advanced stage" in finalizing the transfer of Brazil worldwide goalkeeper Alisson for a reported $87 million world record fee for a goalkeeper, according to the Italian club's sporting director Monchi.
The fee for Alisson is a record for a goalkeeper, eclipsing the €53mn paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001 and the €40mn it cost Manchester City to buy Ederson from Benfica last summer.
"Alisson is in Liverpool but the deal is not done yet", Monchi told the Roma website.
"We haven't finalised anything yet [with Alisson]".
The same article says that Chelsea FC are also targeting a move for Alisson as they look for potential replacements for Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge.
The Egyptian enjoyed a stunning debut campaign at Anfield as he scored 44 goals but his former side coped without him as they reached the Champions League semi-final, narrowly losing to the Reds as Salah got on the scoresheet.
"In terms of my life and my career, it's a huge step for me being part of this club and this family", said Allison.
Alisson is Brazil's number one and was named as the best goalkeeper in the Serie A after his performances for Roma last season.
Liverpool have not had a reliable goalkeeper amongst their ranks since the departure of Pepe Reina to Napoli back in 2013.
"I think it's something we have to do", he added.
"I will say that a club never acts to damage itself, as every move is made to improve the team overall".
Monchi admits the departure of the Brazil global is nearly done.