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No chance! Roma rule out summer exit for goalkeeper Alisson amid interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid

  • Alisson has attracted attention across Europe after a strong season with Roma
  • Club president James Pallotta claims there is 'no intention' to sell goalkeeper
  • Liverpool and Real Madrid have been weighing up moves for Brazilian 

Roma have stated they will not sell Alisson in this summer's transfer window with the goalkeeper's excellent performances having attracted attention from across Europe.

Liverpool and Real Madrid have been linked with the Brazilian who has been key to the Italian club's march towards the Champions League semi-finals.

But Roma president James Pallotta claimed he would not entertain the notion of selling the 25-year-old, who cost just £7million when he arrived from Brazilian side Internacional in 2016.

Alisson's brilliant form for Roma has seen him emerge as a summer target for Liverpool

Alisson's brilliant form for Roma has seen him emerge as a summer target for Liverpool

'We have no intention of selling him. No chance,' Pallotta told Sky Sport Italia.

'When we signed him, I thought he was a great goalkeeper and I still think so, so we won't sell him.'

Roma are fighting on two fronts as the season draws towards the final few games, with their domestic campaign seeing them in a three-way scrap for the final two Champions League places of third and fourth. 

A return to Europe's top table could prove key in keeping Alisson at the club and they sit third in Serie A following a goalless draw at local rivals Lazio on Sunday, who they are battling for a Champions League spot along with Inter Milan.

But Roma president James Pallotta has ruled out a summer departure for the Brazilian

But Roma president James Pallotta has ruled out a summer departure for the Brazilian

Roma, Lazio and Inter Milan are all vying for Italy's final two Champions League spots

Roma, Lazio and Inter Milan are all vying for Italy's final two Champions League spots

It means the Giallorossi's European semi-final with Liverpool's carries even greater importance but Pallotta insists he is not worried about the Reds who have won five of their last six games.

'Why shouldn't we think about the final? Liverpool are a strong team but we can play well, too,' he added.

'We did well in Barcelona and the score did not reflect what we saw on the pitch in the first leg. We took them by surprise in the second, thanks to the coach.'

 

 

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