Palmeiras allows goalkeeper Cavalieri to negotiate with Liverpool
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -Palmeiras goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri has traveled to England to finalize a transfer to Liverpool, his agent said Saturday.
Cavalieri was authorized by Palmeiras to negotiate with the English club and did not travel with the Brazilian team for Sunday's league match against Atletico Mineiro.
"We are going to finalize the details,'' Cavalieri's agent Juninho Parmigiani was quoted as saying by local media. "We can't say it's a done deal because there are some situations that still need to be resolved. By the end of the weekend everything should be settled.''
Reports said Liverpool will pay US$6 million (?3.8 million) for the 25-year-old goalkeeper, who headed to England on Friday.
Several teams have been after Cavalieri recently even though he is a reserve to World Cup veteran Marcos at Palmeiras. Cavalieri played several matches in the past year because of Marcos' injuries.
Palmeiras, a four-time national champion, won the traditional Sao Paulo state championship earlier this year. It is fourth in the Brazilian league with 16 points from eight matches.