Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker has said he would like his future to be sorted before the World Cup, amid speculation linking him to Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea.
The 25-year-old is currently preparing for this summer’s showpiece tournament in Russia, where he is likely to be the first choice goalkeeper for one of the hot favourites to lift the World Cup, Brazil.
However with the transfer window wide open, there is also plenty of transfer talk going on, with speculation that the Brazilian could be one of the big money movers this summer.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the ‘keeper, who has been valued at around £70 million, and their need for a new number one was only highlighted in last months Champions League final in Kiev.
Chelsea could also be in the market for a new first choice goalkeeper having reportedly given up hope of keeping Thibaut Courtois at the club. The Belgian has just one year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and has been stalling on improved terms for several months, amid interest from Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s interest in signing a new ‘keeper is no secret, having tailed Man Utd number 1 David de Gea’s services for what seems like a lifetime. Aside for the aforementioned interest in Courtois, they have also been linked with Alisson.
With the World Cup just three days away though, the Roma stopper has reportedly said he wants his future sorted quickly:
“I think everything will be resolved before the start of the World Cup, that’s what I want.
“The truth is that I left everything in the hands of my agent. If everything is not resolved, it will be discussed after the World Cup.
“Right now, I’m focused only on the World Cup. There are some possibilities and we are working on all of them, together with Roma, always respecting the club.
“We’ll see if anything happens this week.”