Brazilian international on his way to Anfield.
Liverpool are negotiating a deal with Serie A giants Roma to sign Brazilian goalkeeper Alexander Doni, according to the player’s agent.
Liverpool have been searching for an experienced keeper to provide competition for Pepe Reina and Doni’s representative has confirmed transfer talks are at an advanced stage.
Doni, who is under contract with the Roma for a further season, has been strongly linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico this summer and could be heading to Anfield.
“I spoke to the club (Roma) yesterday and they confirmed they are holding talks with Liverpool to reach an agreement regarding the transfer of Doni,” Ovidio Colucci said.
“Once an agreement is reached betwen the two clubs, we will begin negotiating personal terms with Liverpool. Doni would be very happy to join Liverpool and play in the Premier League.” (ESPN)
It seems that the slightly bizarre signing of Middlesbrough keeper Brad Jones as Pepe Reina’s back up is about to be rectified. The Australian wasn’t even a regular at the Riverside so it is clear the Anfield side needed to think about getting a goalie in who could keep the Spaniard on his toes and Brazilian Doni may be just the man for the job.
The 31 year old has been at the Stadio Olimpico for six seasons and appears keen on a move to the Premier League and a deal appears to be near completion. Doni is a fairly consistent customer and has a great deal of experience having helped his Roma side to four Serie A runners-up finishes.
Kenny Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli are reportedly running the rule on a number of other potential new signings and may well get rid of a few under performing players from the Liverpool squad as the Merseyside outfit looks to push its way back into the top four.
Liverpool continue to chase numerous winger targets with the likes of Charles N’Zogbia and Stewart Downing supposedly on the club’s radar. They will also look to offload the likes of Paul Konchesky, Christian Poulsen, Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic whilst the jury is still out on striker David N’Gog who’s first team chances have clearly been effected by the January arrivals of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.