Liverpool are in talks to sign Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker
It is claimed that a fee of 70m euro has been offered by Liverpool, although Roma want closer to 75m euro.
Alisson has been Jurgen Klopp’s number one transfer target to strengthen his goalkeeping options but the fee had been considered prohibitive.
Premier League rivals Chelsea are another club to have been reported to have an interest in the goalkeeper over fears that they may lose Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.
There is, however, a growing confidence that a deal between Liverpool and Roma can be agreed, with the Serie A side already believed to be eyeing up replacements.
Present Liverpool first-choice goalkeeper Loris Karius has come under criticism for his Champions League performance and subsequent displays in pre-season.
Klopp has been fiercely loyal to the German keeper and had instead been expected to throw down the gauntlet to Danny Ward to challenge for a place beginning with the friendly against Blackburn Rovers on Thursday.