Internacional president admits they've failed to renew Álisson's contract
The transfer of Brazilian national team goalkeeper Álisson to Italian side AS Roma should happen after July.
With a contract which runs out later this year, Internacional tried to renew the deal with the 23-year-old goalkeeper, but were unsuccessful. However, president Vitório Piffero guaranteed that Álisson will not be leaving the club until July. All three parties are waiting for the end of the January transfer window to formalize an agreement. Álisson should go to Roma for the start of the next European season, when Polish goalie Wojciech Szczęsny, currently on loan at the club, returns to Arsenal. Vitório Piffero told Rádio Bandeirantes: "We cannot renew his contract. We made several attempts and it was not possible. We can guarantee that, until July, he won't be leaving."
Juventus were also in the running for Álisson, and even made a superior proposal through investment group Doyen. But Álisson didn't want to lose his place in the national team, and his interest was to join a club where he can continue playing regularly after a transfer.