After a report from Brazil emerged on Monday night claiming Liverpool had bid for AS Roma’s Alisson, Gazzetta dello Sport swiftly rebuked it on Tuesday morning.
No offers had been received by the Serie A side, and even if the €65m had been offered, it wouldn’t have been enough to convince them to sell their new star.
That means that should Jürgen Klopp decide to replace Loris Karius between Anfield’s sticks, he’ll have to look elsewhere.
One of the names thrown into the ring appears to be Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, who also happens to be a target for Napoli in Italy, as they search for Pepe Reina’s replacement.
In an interview with Radio CRC, relayed by Calciomercato, agent Fabio Parisi, who is said to be working on a potential deal taking the German goalkeeper to Italy, was asked about the Reds’ interest.
He said: “Liverpool? We’ll have to see if they really want to pay the whole clause, and this week will be decisive.”
The Leverkusen shot stopper is understood to have a £22m release clause in his deal, which would make any acquisition fairly straightforward should a club be prepared to pay up.
Napoli, however, seem intent on trying to get him for less, hence why talks are still ongoing between the two sides.