Update 5.23pm: Alisson is set to be confirmed as a Liverpool player.
A world record fee of €75million has been agreed between Liverpool and Roma for the 25-year old Brazilian goalkeeper.
Alisson has left Italy and is en route to the UK to put pen-to-paper on the deal, with personal terms already agreed for a five-year contract.
If he signs, it will mean Liverpool will have paid world record fees for both a ‘keeper and a defender in Virgil van Dijk.
Original story (2.48pm): Liverpool agree world-record fee for ‘keeper Allison – reports
Liverpool are close to smashing the transfer world record for a goalkeeper.
A fee of €75million has reportedly been agreed between themselves and Roma for Brazilian stopper Alisson.
The clubs are said to be close to reaching an agreement over the structure of the deal, with arrangements being made for the 25-year-old Brazil international’s medical.
Chelsea had been reported to be determined to beat Liverpool to the signing of the Roma goalkeeper but the Anfield side appear set to beat the Blues to his signature.
The fee will dwarf the €40million paid by Manchester City to Benfica for Ederson just last summer.