Reports in the Spanish press have rubbished rumours that Sevilla star Alberto Moreno will be moving to any club other than Real Madrid this summer.
Italian website TuttoSport has relayed information from Spanish publication AS which insists that the highly-rated full-back will be transferring to the Bernabeu in the upcoming transfer window, and not elsewhere, as has been speculated in recent days. Certain rumours had suggested that Napoli - who have retained a strong interest in the player - might be able to sneak a deal ahead of Madrid, with Rafael Benitez understood to have an amicable relationship with Moreno.
And of course the Serie A giants aren’t the only other suitors involved in what was initially shaping up to be one of the most intriguing transfer races of the summer. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester United were also in the frame for his signature, as David Moyes prepares for the potential exit of Patrice Evra.
However AS is said to be adamant that any propositions for the player, who has a €30million release clause, will fall on deaf ears, as it’s already virtually assured that he will be joining Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid team. Earlier this month the 21-year-old was believed to have told team-mates at Sevilla that he had his heart set on a move to the Spanish capital.