Tottenham are reported to have lodged a bid for Liverpool target Alberto Moreno who, it had appeared, was close to completing a transfer to Merseyside. It may be, however, that the Sevilla defender now heads to White Hart Lane.
Moreno has established himself as one of the most coveted young defenders in Europe, and the 21-year-old narrowly missed out on a place in Spain’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup. He could still, though, earn a transfer of note this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have made a formal bid for Moreno, with Mauricio Pochettino having identified the full-back as his ideal first acquisition since joining the north London club as the successor to Tim Sherwood.
Spurs, it is claimed, have made an offer of £14 million for Moreno, and have also proposed that Roberto Soldado joins Sevilla on loan for the season. Liverpool, meanwhile, are reported to have made a more straightforward offer of £20 million, but Sevilla are holding out for more.
The Europa League winners believe Moreno is worth closer to £25 million, and it remains to be seen if Spurs or Liverpool are willing to increase their respective bids. It would appear, though, that the recruitment of a left-sided defender remains a priority for both Pochettino and Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.