LIVERPOOL have made a £58million bid for Roma keeper Alisson, according to reports.
Real Madrid and Chelsea have both shown interest in the Brazil stopper but have fallen behind the Reds in the chase.
Gazzetta dello Sport claim a five-year deal could be agreed today.
The Reds’ offer of £53m plus £5m add-ons is just short of Roma’s £62m asking price, but the Serie A club could settle for less.
Alisson, 25, would earn just over £100,000 a week plus bonuses at Anfield.
Real is thought to be Alisson’s preferred move but the Spanish giants have cooled their interest.
Alisson has also overcome reservations about competing with Brazil team-mate and Manchester City star Ederson in the Prem.
He is on holiday in Sardinia after the Samba Boys crashed out of the World Cup to Belgium in the quarter-finals.
Liverpool’s hunt for a new keeper is their No1 priority this summer as they look to replace Loris Karius.
Alisson began his career at Inter Milan and moved to Roma in 2016 for £7m.
He has 31 caps for Brazil and is first-choice ahead of Ederson.
Roma chief Monchi said two days ago that they had received no bids for Alisson, who has three years left on his contract.
Karius is struggling for confidence since his Champions League final nightmare, in which he gifted Real Madrid two goals last season.
Footage shows the German, 25, drop the ball through his legs during a warm-up against Chester on Saturday.
Yesterday, Karius spilled a free-kick against Tranmere and conceded to Johnny Smith.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp leapt to the defence of the under-fire keeper.
He said: “No one likes that goal but, if we talk about that, then the second goal is Milly’s [James Milner’s] fault.
“Two brilliant footballers make mistakes but we only talk about one. We can’t make a story after each mistake. Let’s carry on and make the best of the situation and learn from it.”
When asked how the spotlight could shift from Karius this season, he said: “You can stop it by not asking, promise?
“Until he has a few fantastic games you cannot change that. Our job is to support Loris. That’s our part of the deal. I saw this situation 500 times in my life: the ball hits his chest but what can you do?”
Simon Mignolet has fallen behind Karius in the pecking order at Anfield and has hinted at a summer exit.