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Liverpool close in on Alberto Moreno

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Liverpool have relaunched their efforts to bring Spanish international Alberto Moreno to Anfield after it looked like the left-back was going to remain in his home town Sevilla for at least another season.

The Mirror has reported that Liverpool boss, Ian Ayre, will fly out to the Andalusian capital to secure the acquisition of the 22-year old, as the club step up their bid to bring in new resources following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

Negotiations back on

Liverpool's efforts to land the player looked dead and buried a few weeks back after negotiations between the two clubs stalled over the fee, with Sevilla sporting director Rodriguez Verdejo telling the local media: "The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn't reach an agreement and I don't think it can be revived,"

"It was great offer but the player is only 21 years old and it's possible that the catharsis of being with the national team had a positive effect.

"He has a lot of room to grow and the coach is very happy to have him.

"My feeling is that the negotiations are paralysed and I don't see any hint that they will be restarted."

Talented left-back

Moreno is regarded as one of the best young left-backs in Europe, and was at the heart of their Europa League success last year, however it appears that Rodriguez Verdejo, is not willing to let his star player leave the club unless somebody pays over the odds.

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Clearly Rodriguez Verdejo believes he has a young player that could be worth far more than Liverpool's offer a year or two down the line considering more international football will come his way as Spain rebuild for the future after a disastrous World Cup.

Sensible business for a club that is no longer under financial stress following the sale of their captain Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona for a reported £25 million.

Top talent Moreno

Improved offer

Liverpool have reportedly been involved in negotiations with Sevilla since the beginning of June, and have even offered Sevilla president a sum of around £17 million for a player long admired by Brendan Rodgers.

Ayre will need to up that offer to around £20 million, if the club are going to land the player who will of course be guaranteed Champions League football next season.

Liverpool have already brought in Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert from Southampton and Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen, however following the sale of their star player to Barcelona and with £135 million to spend, Rodgers not only needs to strengthen his squad but is still desperately trying to land that marquee signing.

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