LIVERPOOL have tabled a £58m bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, reports in Italy claim.
The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks.
Jurgen Klopp is desperate to resolve his goalkeeper crisis at Liverpool.
Loris Karius’ howlers in the Champions League final cost the Reds against Real Madrid, while Simon Mignolet is set to leave Anfield in search of regular game time.
And according to Italian newspaper Gazetta dello Sport, Liverpool have tabled a £53m bid, plus £5m in add-ons, for Alisson.
They reckon the Reds now lead Real Madrid and Chelsea in the race for Roma’s No 1.
Gazetta dello Sport add that Alisson could sign a five-year deal at Anfield – and he would pocket around £115,000-per-week (£5.3m-per-year).
Should the Reds sign Alisson, 25, he would be Klopp’s third summer signing, following midfield duo Naby Keita and Fabinho to Anfield.
The Liverpool boss is keen to spend big this summer to mount a Premier League title charge this season.
Klopp’s men finished a staggering 25 points behind champions Manchester City last season as Pep Guardiola’s men broke the 100-point barrier.
John Barnes has been vocal on Liverpool’s transfer plans, with the Reds hero urging Klopp to sign a new goalkeeper.
“I think he will get a new goalkeeper. Whether it’s his No 1 or a keeper who costs £30m and he fights it out like Karius and Mignolet did, we don’t know,” Barnes exclusively told Express Sport.
“Either way, the fans will support Klopp’s decision. If he decides Karius is going to be the No 1, the fans will support that. They’ll support Karius after that.
“He’ll need another goalkeeper because I don’t think Mignolet will stay. As to whether it’s a £50m, £60m Alisson, or another keeper for £20m to fight it out, we don’t know.”