The Belgian World Cup star, whose Blues contract was due to expire in the summer of 2019, has penned a four-year deal with Los Blancos to become their new No.1.
Courtois, a former Atletico Madrid man, has long since been linked with a return to the Spanish capital and has made it known he wished to return to the Spanish capital given he has family living in the city.
On Tuesday, Manchester City had a reported €50m proposal knocked back for the Bosnian midfield ace as Bianconeri value their man at a lot more than that and are in no rush to sell.
Barca have been waiting in the wings but have yet to show their their hand by making a bid for the 28-year-old, who has become a stalwart in Massimiliano Allegri’s side since joining the Serie A side from divisional rivals Roma in the summer of 2016.
It remains to be seen whether Pep Guardiola’s men will follow-up their interest in Pjanic once again while it is also up for debate where the former Lyon man fits into Blaugrana’s congested central midfield area.
Earlier this summer Jurgen Klopp had backed Loris Karius to bounce back from his errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but his latest howler in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere is likely to be the final straw.
Brazil No1 Alisson had a stellar season in Serie A with Roma, keeping 18 clean sheets – the most in the competition – and becoming the subject of much transfer speculation.
And, according to Sky Italia and Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, it would seem that the Reds have pulled the trigger on a mega-money deal.
It is understood that Alisson has already had talks with Klopp and that Roma are confident of replacing the Brazilian with Alphonse Areola, who has lost his place to Gianluigi Buffon at Paris Saint-Germain.