Alisson returning to Italy after Liverpool medical

"Negotiations are advanced" - Roma sporting director

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Exclusive pictures of soon to be Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson leaving John Lennon Airport after having his medical

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is returning to Italy after undergoing a medical in Liverpool ahead of his £67m move from Roma.

The 25-year-old left John Lennon Airport on a private plane headed for Rome on Thursday evening. Sky in Italy say Alisson has already agreed a five-year deal.

He will become the world's most expensive goalkeeper after Liverpool's offer surpassed the £34.7m Manchester City paid for Ederson in 2017.

Alisson leaving John Lennon Airport after undergoing a medical at Liverpool
Image: Alisson leaving John Lennon Airport after undergoing a medical at Liverpool

The deal was too good to turn down, according to Roma sporting director Monchi.

"We haven't finalised anything yet [with Alisson]," he said on Thursday morning. "But it is true that the negotiations are advanced.

"When a very substantial offer comes in, you have to consider it. We weighed up the pros and cons and decided to speak to Liverpool."

He added: "Selling Alisson would not show a lack of ambition. For me, ambition is about doing the right thing after thinking everything through."

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Alisson made 49 appearances for Roma last season, and played in both legs of the 7-6 aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Liverpool have now agreed to sell goalkeeper Danny Ward to Leicester City for £10m, according to Sky sources.

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