Alberto Moreno edges closer to £16m Liverpool transfer

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Alberto Moreno appears finally close to joining Liverpool, with the Premier League outfit having agreed a fee with Sevilla for the player.

Spanish full-back Moreno has been linked with the Reds on multiple occasions already this summer, but a potential deal repeatedly seemed to fall through in disappointing fashion with the two clubs failing to agree on an acceptable price for his services.

However, according to recent reports from The Daily Mail, Liverpool look set to pay £16 million to capture Moreno, a settlement that would appear to be marginally above Brendan Rodgers' previous valuation.

Impressive signing

Providing there are no further hitches that could complicate the deal, Moreno would appear to represent a thoroughly impressive signing for Liverpool.

Having been without Jose Enrique for most of the 2013/14 season, left-back has become somewhat of a problem position for Rodgers.

After it became painfully apparent that Valencia loanee Aly Cissokho was not a credible long-term option to fill the role, Rodgers - who almost led Liverpool to their first top-flight title triumph in over two decades - often opted to deploy young right-back Jon Flanagan in the role at Anfield.

While the youngster certainly did not let Rodgers down, it has been abundantly clear for a long time now that the Northern Irishman would be wise to find a new, more permanent option.

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Moreno - who helped Sevilla to victory in the Europa League final against Benfica in May - has already established quite a reputation for himself in La Liga. Still only just 22, the Seville-born starlet has made almost 50 senior domestic appearances at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and has also seen his vast potential recognised on the international stage with three senior caps for his native Spain.

He was initially included in Vicente del Bosque's preliminary squad for the World Cup, but just missed the cut when the number was whittled down to 23.

Such disappointment could have worked in his favour, though, with Moreno now obviously not tainted whatsoever by Spain's shocking failure in Brazil. 

Busy summer

Moreno's signings would represent the latest move of an incredibly busy transfer window on Merseyside. 

Former Southampton trio Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren have already completed moves to Liverpool, along with Emre Can and Serbian international playmaker Lazar Markovic.

Belgian forward Divock Origi has also signed for the club - but will spend the 2014/15 campaign on loan at former club Lille - while Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo is expected to join on a loan deal with an option to buy.

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