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Liverpool 'receive boost in Alisson Becker pursuit'

Liverpool 'receive boost in Alisson pursuit'
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The agent of Roma goalkeeper and rumoured Liverpool target Alisson Becker denies reports that his client is close to signing a new contract with the Serie A club.

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker after the player's agent denied reports that his client is on the verge of signing a new contract with the Serie A club.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the Brazilian shot-stopper this summer following a campaign which has seen Jurgen Klopp switch between Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius as his number one.

Liverpool are understood to be in the market for a new goalkeeper - with Alisson thought to be at the top of their list - but speculation from Italy yesterday suggested that the 25-year-old was close to penning new terms with Roma, who are reportedly willing to double his wages.

However, his agent Ze Maria Neis has denied those rumours - although he did suggest that his client is happy in the Italian capital.

"We still haven't talked to Roma. Alisson is settled though and he likes the club and the city," Neis told Tele Radio Stereo.

Real Madrid - who will face Liverpool in the Champions League final on May 26 - have also been linked with a move for Alisson.


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2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
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13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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