Liverpool dealt blow in pursuit of EIGHTH newbie

Liverpool’s move for Alberto Moreno appears to be hanging in the balance after Sevilla’s chairman revealed that an agreement is not yet in place.

Recent reports have suggested that the Reds will tie up the Spanish full-back’s arrival later this week after settling on a £14m fee plus add-ons with the La Liga side.

Brendan Rodgers has been chasing the 22-year-old for much of the summer, and although other targets for the left-back role have been on their radar, he is understood to be the one the Northern Irishman has wanted all along.

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But Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan big-shot Juan Castro has moved to quell talk that Moreno is moving to Anfield by insisting that an agreement has not yet been reached:

“There have been negotiations [for Moreno], eight or 10 days ago, but there has been no agreement and nor is there today,” he is quoted by Goal.

“If Liverpool’s offer is suitable he will leave. If not, he’ll stay and nothing will happen, absolutely nothing. We’ll be at ease.”

Recent speculation has suggested that Moreno will become Liverpool’s eight signing of the current transfer window by the end of this week, with the player thought to be keen to represent his side in their UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid.

Sevilla are thought to want a fee of £16m up front for their starlet.