Florentino Perez has been searching for a star man between the posts for a while now and has reportedly fixated his sights on the World Cup Golden Glove victor.
After submitting a £62m offer on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp's side have moved quickly to agree a world-record £67m package with Roma for the Brazil global. The broadcaster says that Roma are "considering the bid but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m".
But Liverpool remain the frontrunners for Alisson after racing to the front of the queue with these latest developments.
According to Calciomercato, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told Alisson to delay a move to Liverpool - but Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio claims the goalkeeper is set for a medical with the Reds.
Those two are in fact, the only two goalkeepers to have ever cost more than £20M. Alisson's compatriot Ederson is now at the top of the list.