Liverpool given green light for Spaniard swoop

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno, with the left-back having been axed from Spain’s World Cup squad, according to reports from The Mirror.

The 21-year-old is believed to be one of the Reds’ top targets for the coming few months, with Brendan Rodgers having given the go-ahead for a raid.

Talks between the clubs are on-going, but it is thought that the Merseysiders will match the Europa League champions’ £16.2m valuation after lodging an initial bid worth around the same amount with midfielder Suso included.

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There were however worries that the agreement may take some time to push through, with Moreno having been a part of Spain’s 30-man squad for the World Cup.

But the defender was cut during Vicente Del Bosque’s whittling down process, leaving him free to travel and finalise a switch.

Moreno is believed to be keen to make the move, while Sevilla are resigned to losing their starlet.

Rodgers is understood to see him as his new first-choice left-back after being forced to play academy graduate Jon Flanagan on the opposite side of the pitch to that he was used to during the end of last season.

 


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