Atletico Madrid are set to make a move for Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno, according to talkSPORT.
The report has suggested that the Spanish champions are in pole position to land the youngster after Liverpool pulled out of the race to try and bring him to Anfield in this transfer window. It now appears that Atletico, who reached the Champions League final last term, have opened talks with their Spanish rivals over the player's signature.
Player plus cash
And, according to Spanish newspaper AS, Diego Simeone's side are ready to offer a player plus cash deal in order to land their man in this window. It appears that the club are ready to offer Sevilla as much as £12 million and defender Javier Manquillo for the signature of Moreno.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Sevilla will accept the offer from Atletico, but any deal could represent bad news for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Reports had previously indicated that Manquillo was wanted at Arsenal, meaning the club may not land him in this market. It had been suggested that the Gunners wanted to bring the 20-year-old to north London on loan in this window.
However, with Manquillo seemingly on his way to Sevilla, Wenger may have to look elsewhere before the start of the 2014/15 season. Arsenal, of course, have already to tied up a right-back signing after completing a deal to land Newcastle United man Mathieu Debuchy.
Wenger may, however, be on the lookout for extra competition in the full-back position, but it remains to be seen as to whether he makes a move for another right-back in this window.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool fans will certainly be excited ahead of the new season, as both teams look to mount another Premier League title challenge next term. The Gunners only managed to secure a fourth place finish in England's elite division last time out, while Brendan Rodgers' side ended in the runners up spot behind eventual winners Manchester City.
Liverpool will be desperate to prove their credentials in Europe in the up coming season, with the club back amongst the elite clubs of world football. With Alexis Sanchez and Co. now plying their trade at the Emirates, fans of Arsenal will also be hoping the club can finally land Champions League silverware under Wenger.
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