Roma goaltender Alisson Becker remains Madrid’s top transfer target in the summer transfer window but it looks like they might pull out of the race for his signature.
The Spanish giants have been in the market for a reliable goalkeeper as a replacement for Kaylor Navas, who is being tipped to end his four-year stay at Santiago Bernabeu after the on-going greatest football fiesta in Russia.
Alisson, who was in action in Brazil’s world cup opener against Switzerland, is valued at £69m by Roma but the Los Blancos are only willing to release £52m for the netminder.
Having failed to reach a mutual agreement with the Serie A side, the European Champions have turned back to their initial target Thibaut Courtois, according to Belgian publication HLN.
The Belgian goalie is being targeted by the club since the 2016-17 season but Chelsea failed to release him.
Real Madrid have reportedly Intensify their desire to sign him as they are now in London to discuss with Chelsea’s representatives over the possibility of luring the former Atletico Madrid man to Santiago Bernabeu in the upcoming season.
Though Courtois hasn’t given his stand over his future. The goalie told reporters in an interview with Sky Sports last month that he would love to end his contract -which expires next season – with the Blues.
“I still have one year left. I’ll speak with Chelsea now, maybe after the World Cup.” he said