Liverpool begin serious talks in signing $46m rated star defender

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Liverpool have reportedly missed out in signing Alisson Becker who has opted to join Real Madrid but Roma are still holding out for €70 million (£61m/$81m), Marca reports.

Florentino Perez is currently offering €50m (£44m/$58m) for the Brazil No.1 and is hoping the Serie A side will meet him halfway and settle for a deal of around €60m (£53m/$70m), with the player keen to make the move.

Jurgen Klopp is still interested in signing a goalkeeper after Loris Karius performance in the Champions League against Real Madrid, the likes of Jan Oblak and Thomas Strakosha have all been linked with a move to Anfield.

However, Liverpool are ready to trigger the £35 million (€40m/$46m) release clause in the contract of Porto defender Alex Telles, according to A Bola .

The 25-year-old has yet to earn a cap for his country but is also eligible to represent Italy and has previously said he would welcome a call-up from the Azzurri.

The Blues have been watching Telles since January and are considering a move for him this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are also thought to be interested in Telles.

Telles won the Primeira Liga with Porto last season and provided an amazing 14 assists from defence during the title-winning campaign.


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