Monchi: ‘Still no Alisson offers’

Roma sporting director Monchi continues to insist “I haven’t received any offers” for goalkeeper Alisson.

The Brazilian has been linked with both Liverpool and Real Madrid this summer, while Chelsea could also come calling if Thibaut Courtois leaves.

Today the Giallorossi presented Ivan Marcano, and the sporting director was asked about the chances of Alisson leaving.

“The same chance that [Kostas] Manolas, [Edin] Dzeko and [Lorenzo] Pellegrini have of leaving,” Monchi shrugged.

“The same chance as anyone who we haven’t had offers for. I know you don’t believe me, but I haven’t had any offers.

“If some were to arrive – and this applies to any other player – we’d evaluate them and then make a decision.

“Right now though we think he should rest after the World Cup, then come back here and have just as important a season as the last one.”

Hakim Ziyech and Domenico Berardi have both been linked with Roma, which player is more likely to arrive?

“Roma is a big club and every big club has a duty to keep monitoring the transfer market, there are about 40 days left until the window shuts.

“Saying it’s one or the other would mean I’m not very good – and maybe I’m not – but we have to consider things a little bit.

“When you build a team you always think that there’s something missing, and this is the time where you need to understand what needs improving.

“There are a few names in my head.”

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