Sevilla president Jose Castro has confirmed that Liverpool are interested in signing young full-back Alberto Moreno.
The Reds are looking to get their transfer business done nice and early it seems, and have already been linked with a handful of players having sealed a deal for Southampton's Rickie Lambert.
Their priority now appears to be luring Moreno to Anfield in order to solve their problems at full-back. Recent reports suggest that Liverpool are close to getting the deal done, and could even make an announcement before the World Cup.
While that may be a somewhat premature, Castro has confirmed there is indeed concrete interest from the Merseyside club.
"It's true that there's interest from Liverpool and we're waiting to see if that turns into a reality, which right now, it isn't," Castro told the club's television channel.
Another Sevilla player who has been linked with Liverpool is midfielder Ivan Rakatic - but Castro says neither player will leave on the cheap.
He said: "What I'm clear about is that we'll not force anyone to stay at Sevilla.
"Whoever wants to leave can do so, but we'll be the ones setting the prices.
"This club is experiencing a time of economic stability and we don't need to sell.
"We're going to be firm about this and we'll only consider selling outside the market, which gives us the opportunity to make our team competitive."
If Liverpool can conclude a deal for Moreno shortly, next on their list is believed to be Southampton's Adam Lallana.
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