Liverpool offer £16.2m and Suso in move to sign Alberto Moreno

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Liverpool have stepped up their pursuit of Alberto Moreno, with speculation suggesting that they have made an offer for the Sevilla full-back.

According to reports from Spanish publication Marca cited by The Metro, the Reds have bid £16.2 million for the player's services and have included compatriot Suso as part of the deal as they attempt to successfully conclude negotiations prior to the announcement of Spain's final World Cup squad.

A highly-accomplished young defender, Moreno - who was named by Vicente del Bosque in the reigning world champions' provisional travelling party for the tournament - enjoyed a breakout 2013/14 with Europa League winners Sevilla, with his excellent form attracting attention from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Brendan Rodgers is obviously keen to recruit a new left-back this summer, with Jose Enrique having been blighted by injury woes of late and the disappointing figure of Aly Cissokho having seemingly returned to Valencia after a mediocre loan stint at Anfield.

Such a deal for Moreno - whose current release clause in La Liga stands at £24.4 million - presumably hinges on Suso's willingness to complete a switch to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

The 20-year-old - who joined Liverpool from Cadiz back in 2010 - was part of the first-team squad during Rodgers' first season on Merseyside but spent the whole of last year on loan back in his homeland with Almeria.

Although Suso impressed during that aforementioned spell back in Spain, the fact that he has been included in a package for Moreno would suggest that he perhaps does not feature prominently in Liverpool's plans moving forward.

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