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Liverpool's Alisson Becker targeted for Saudi transfer to join Cristiano Ronaldo revolution

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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has become the latest high-profile player to be linked with a move to Saudi Arabia following reports one club has made him their number one target.

The Reds shot-stopper has established himself as one of the best keepers in the world since moving to Anfield in 2018 and as far as things stand, the club has no intention of replacing the Brazilian ahead of the new season.

In just six years with the Reds, Alisson has won five major trophies and made more than 260 appearances after being brought in by former boss Jurgen Klopp, with his scintillating form also helping him to claim the No.1 spot for Brazil ahead of Manchester City's Ederson.

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It therefore comes as no surprise that one of the world's best goalkeepers is attracting interest from elsewhere but according to TeamTalk, it's Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr who has made the Brazilian its number one target this summer.

The Saudi giants, captained by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, also boast former Liverpool favorite Sadio Mane in their ranks. The report adds that Alisson remains Al Nassr's priority despite having already agreed personal terms with Man City star Ederson, who is said to be open to joining the Saudi giants. The Premier League champions would supposedly demand a fee of around $54million (£42m/€50m) for his services.

Liverpool, for its part, has no interest in losing Alisson — and there is no suggestion that the Reds man would be keen on an exit from Merseyside. The Reds highly value the 31-year-old, who they made the world's most expensive goalkeeper of all time when they splashed $85.7m (£66.8m/€72.5m) on him in 2018.

Since joining from Roma on an initial six-year deal, which has now been extended until the summer of 2026, Alisson has reached the milestone of 100 clean sheets for Liverpool, becoming only the seventh player in the club's history to hit the landmark.

Alisson has been away on international duty with Brazil since the end of the 2023/24 campaign, featuring four times for the Selecao on their journey to the 2024 Copa America quarter-finals this month. His side crashed out on Sunday in a penalty shoot-out defeat to Darwin Nunez's Uruguay.

The Brazilian is expected to enjoy an extended break from first-team football before linking up with Arne Slot's squad later in the summer following his exploits for the national team.