Maurizio Sarri tells Alisson to delay Liverpool move, medical expected this weekend

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The Echo adds that speculation began to mount when the player's agent, Ze Maria Neis, "liked a photoshopped image of Alisson wearing a Liverpool shirt on Instagram".

With speculation rife about Liverpool lodging a bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, one tweet caused a stir on Tuesday - but it was a case of mistaken identity.

Either figure would be a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper.

Loris Karius's horror display in Champions League final back in May and perhaps consistent unconvincing displays appear to have forced Liverpool to sign Alisson.

He spoke to Jurgen Klopp yesterday expressing his desire to join the club and Liverpool then increased their offer to reach the agreement.

The Belgian worldwide now looks set to join Real Madrid, leaving the Blues in desperate search of a top class replacement.

According to Calciomercato, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told Alisson to delay a move to Liverpool - but Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio claims the goalkeeper is set for a medical with the Reds.

However in the past couple of days the rumours over an Alisson move have once against intensified and the Premier League side have now agreed a €75 million fee for the Roma keeper.

Alisson, Brazil's starting goalkeeper, is on Chelsea's radar amid ongoing doubt over Thibaut Courtois' future, although Liverpool are now in pole position to land the Roma keeper.

A sketchy start to pre-season, during which he made one glaring mistake, might have been the final straw for Klopp.

"Klopp opened the door for Sturridge to return to the side, saying after Saturday's goalless draw at Bury that no member of his squad was being ruled out".

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