Chelsea hopes of landing Brazilian goalkeeper, Alisson, have been boosted by recent comments by Roma Sporting Director, Monchi.
According to the Spaniard, the capital club is open to offers for the shot-stopper, though, there’s been none yet from any club.
“He has the same chance of staying as all the other players we have not received any offers for,” Monchi told reporters.
“If one arrives, we will study it and make a decision. We are working out when he will return to training after his post-World Cup holiday; ready to do even better than he did last season for us.”
Real Madrid and Liverpool are two clubs reportedly battling Chelsea for his services.
The Blues perceive the 25-year-old as a like-for-like replacement for unhappy Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois has refused to extend his current deal which expires next summer – with Madrid keeping tabs.
Alisson is highly-rated after an impressive campaign with Roma.
Last season, he garnered the second most clean sheets in Serie A (17) behind Pepe Rein and top for goals conceded per match.
At the World Cup, the 25-year-old was also phenomenal for Brazil – racking up three clean sheets in five games.
Chelsea would still be hoping Courtois remains at the club this coming season.
Should he disagree, then the Blues must fork out around £80m for Alisson.