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Liverpool refuse to meet £18million valuation for Spanish star

Liverpool’s move for Alberto Moreno has been stalled, with the Reds unwilling to meet the £18million asking price set by Sevilla, Mirror reports.

Contrary to reports, a fee between the two clubs has not been agreed, with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refusing to meet the inflated demands for their number one defensive target.

If talks continue to break down, the Reds boss is ready to look elsewhere for a left-back this summer.

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Liverpool were given permission to talk to the player in regards to a potential contract, but with Sevilla still holding firm on £18million, could be all for nothing.

The Merseyside club have become frustrated in Sevilla’s handling of Moreno’s transfer, attempting to create an auction which will see the Spaniard move to the highest bidder, with Tottenham Hotspur also interested in the player.

Rodgers could turn to Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand, who was on loan at Aston Villa last season.

It is expected that a bid of around £7million would be enough to land Bertrand, although Blues boss Jose Mourinho is reluctant to sell to a direct title rival.

Liverpool are also still in discussions with Southampton over a move for Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, but Rodgers will only buy them at the right price.

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