Those interested in signing Alisson Becker from Roma have been warned that there is a deadline by which they have to sign him or miss out.
But Roma insist that they have yet to receive any offers for Alisson and director of football Monchi warned other clubs that they have a limited timespan in which to complete the deal.
"The will to sell Alisson depends on Roma," he told a press conference, as quoted by the Daily Express. "We always evaluate what comes in and decide for the good of Roma above all. I don’t want to talk about replacements, because Alisson hasn’t left. If that moment comes, we’ll think about it.
"Is there a deadline? Everything has its time, if it’s August 5 at 3am...Everything has its time."
Alisson is rated at €70m, which may prove a deterrent to the Premier League clubs. Liverpool have reportedly turned their attentions to the cheaper option of signing Jack Butland from Stoke to rival the error-prone Loris Karius.
Chelsea have done little activity in the transfer window so far, as they only appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on Saturday, but they may now consider making an offer for the 25-year-old.
His destination could depend on Real Madrid, who are reportedly choosing between Alisson and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
If they pursue Courtois instead, that could open up the path for Alisson to replace the Belgian at Stamford Bridge.