Liverpool appear to be edging closer to the signing of Sevilla youngster Antonio Cotan, if reports in today's media are to be believed.
According to The Mirror, the Reds have 'sent representatives' to Spain in order to finalise a deal for teenager, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Inter Milan.
Liverpool, however, look set to beat their rivals to the signature of the right-sided midfielder after employing the services of agent Alvaro Torres to conclude negotiations.
The acquisition of Cotan would serve as further evidence of Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) fulfilling their pledge to bring the cream of European talent to Anfield.
FSG principal owner John Henry yesterday reiterated his and Liverpool's desire to invest in young talent, claiming signing players 'of a certain age' would be 'merely filling short-term needs.'
However, although Liverpool fought off competition to sign 20-year-old Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, they have been left largely frustrated in the transfer dealings this summer.
Phil Jones was expected to join Liverpool from Blackburn, but instead joined Manchester United, while Ashley Young moved to Old Trafford despite interest from Anfield.
Elsewhere, Liverpool target Connor Wickham secured a switch to Sunderland yesterday, while Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy is seemingly set for Manchester City.
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