Alisson, on his future

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The Roma custodian wants his future sorted out before the start of the World Cup, enabling him to give Brazil his fullest commitment and concentration.

"I believe that it will all be resolved before the start of the World Cup, or at least that is what I hope".

Roma, though, have stated on a regular basis that they have no intention of sanctioning a sale and Taffarel believes that Alisson could remain in the Italian capital for 2018-19.

Chelsea have been credited with an interest but will struggle to come up with the cash having failed to qualify for the Champions League.

'There are many possibilities on which we are working, but always together with Roma and with respect to my club.

Nabil Fekir
GETTY Nabil Fekir to Liverpool fell through after an announcement from Lyon

Liverpool had been hoping that they could swoop in before the start of the tournament in Russian Federation and confirm the arrival of a new goalkeeper, a position which is in dire need of improvement after Loris Karius' performance in the Champions League final. To be honest, I've left it all in the hands of my agents.

This news comes just days after a big transfer blow for Jurgen Klopp's men, as Lyon announced Nabil Fekir will not be moving to Liverpool despite lengthy negotiations.

They have been linked with David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois as well as Alisson.

Alisson registered 17 clean sheets for Roma in Serie A last term - the second-highest total behind only Napoli's Pepe Reina. We will see what will happen this week'.

"If it's not before the first game, it will be after the World Cup, that's my thinking 100 percent", Alisson continued.

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