Roma sporting director Monchi has given Chelsea some hope of sealing the transfer of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson this summer.
Speaking to reporters, Monchi explained that no club had yet made Roma an offer for Alisson, but that if they did they would study the proposal and then make a decision.
This follows claims that the player himself had agreed personal terms with Chelsea, who were yet to pay Roma’s £66million asking price, according to Il Tempo, as translated by the Metro.
Monchi did not comment on whether or not Alisson had anything agreed with Chelsea or any other club, but he did give the Blues hope of some success with a bid as long as they tried their luck.
“He has the same chance of staying as all the other players we have not received any offers for,” Monchi told reporters, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
“If one arrives, we will study it and make a decision. We are working out when he will return to training after his post-World Cup holiday; ready to do even better than he did last season for us.”
It seems Roma are not flat-out refusing to sell one of their best players, and CFC should really be able to afford something in the region of £66m for such a top player in an important position.
With Thibaut Courtois into the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and linked as a top target for Real Madrid by Don Balon, it seems vital that the club can bring in a world class replacement such as Alisson.