Liverpool have had a bid rejected for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, according to reports in Italy.
Roma have named their price for Alisson and have told Liverpool that he is for sale at £44m should they wish to sign the Brazilian international.
Jurgen Klopp and his staff have all privately agreed that Liverpool must bring in a new goalkeeper to improve the side, with Simon Mignolet set to depart as a result.
Napoli have set their sights on Simon Mignolet with the Belgian admitting that he is considering his future at Liverpool with the World Cup approaching and being down in the pecking order to Loris Karius.
Klopp has promoted Karius to number 1 and wants to give the German a chance to make his stake as the long term goalkeeper at Liverpool.
However, Klopp is keen to secure the services of Alisson now, which would pave way for Mignolet to leave in January and also cast doubt into Karius’ long term future at the club.
It is believed that Klopp is fed up with Mignolet and Karius’ persistent mistakes and wants a solution to the problem immediately. Alisson is his target.
Liverpool will push for a deal in January but will revisit the possibility in the summer if an agreement cannot be made now.
Jan Oblak is also a target for Liverpool and Klopp isn’t put off by the hefty £84.8m release-clause.