Real Madrid target Alisson not ‘untransferrable’ – Monchi

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Roma sporting director Monchi says his club has not received any bid for reported €60 million Real Madrid target Alisson Becker — but admits the goalkeeper is not “untransferrable.”

Marca have claimed that Allisson, 25, currently playing for Brazil at the World Cup, is top of their list of goalkeeper targets for this summer — with Manchester United’s David De Gea, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak other options being considered.

Meanwhile, current first choice Keylor Navas has said he wants to prove his worth to new Blancos coach Julen Lopetegui, although previous goalkeeping coach and Navas’ ‘guardian angel’ Luis Llopis this week left the Bernabeu to join Real Sociedad.

Speaking at a news conference in the Italian capital, Monchi said that “up to today” he had only heard paper talk about possible bids for Alisson but no official approach had been received from any club.

“Nobody has called us up to today, I am just waiting for the World Cup to end, him to have a rest, and then return to training with his teammates,” Monchi said. “There have been no offers for him, so I can only think he is staying with us. I read many things, but that is the reality.”

Former Sevilla transfer guru Monchi admitted that all the Roma players could be available for transfer if the price is right.

“There are no ‘untransferrable’ players, I would like to say there are, but they do not exist,” he said during Javier Pastore’s presentation as a Roma player. If someone came in with €500m for Pastore maybe he would leave. No team in the world can talk about ‘untransferrable’ players.”

Alisson himself had said prior to the World Cup starting that he wanted the uncertainty over his future to end before the tournament began, while claiming to have received “various offers” from other clubs.

“I want it all resolved before the World Cup,” he said back in early June. “To be honest, I’ve let the responsibility for all the negotiations with my agent. If it is not resolved before the first game, it will only be after the World Cup. My thoughts are 100 percent here. I’ve had various offers.”