Liverpool went into the summer with a pressing need for a goalkeeper upgrade, and the Reds spared no expense to secure the player they wanted to fill that role.
Liverpool has agreed on a reported $86 million transfer for AS Roma and Brazilian national team goalkeeper Alisson, according to multiple reports. The fee would be a new record for a goalkeeper, shattering the old record set when Ederson moved from Benfica to Manchester City.
Liverpool must now agree to personal terms with Alisson to complete the move.
Here are some more stories to get your Wednesday going:
Real Madrid is reportedly edging closer to landing Belgian World Cup star and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (REPORT)
If Courtois moves as expected, it could clear the way for Petr Cech to make an emotional return to Chelsea. (REPORT)
In non-goalkeeper news, Chelsea’s bid to land Argentina and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly drawn some competition from AC Milan. (REPORT)
Tottenham continues to be identified as the leading candidate to sign French World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard away from Bundesliga side Stuttgart. He won’t come cheap though. (REPORT)
Everton is reportedly edging closer to securing the services of Brazilian midfielder Malcolm. (REPORT)
Hernan Dario Gomez has stepped down as head coach of Panama after leading the Canaleros to their first World Cup. (REPORT)
The U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals kick off on Wednesday. Here is a preview of the four matches.
Mike Petke made waves with his epic rant against VAR on Saturday, and SBI’s Joe Tansey believes he had a good reason to vent.
NYCFC moved into the top spot in the latest SBI MLS Power Rankings.
SBI’s Pardeep Cattry shares her latest projection for the 2019 U.S. Women’s World Cup roster.
Don’t look now, but the LA Galaxy have moved into playoff position in the Western Conference.