Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, according to a report in the Spanish media on Wednesday.
SportYou write that Liverpool “are willing to invest 20 million euros” in the 21-year-old. That’s around £16.2 million.
Earlier this month The Liverpool Echo reported how Moreno was apparently the top target for Brendan Rodgers at left-back this summer.
UPDATE: Spanish newspaper Marca are now also reporting similarly – they say the deal also involves a loan for midfielder Suso, who spent last season on loan to La Liga side Almeria.
The signing of Moreno, who is in Spain’s provisional squad for the World Cup, would represent quite a coup for Liverpool – with Chelsea also said to be interested in his services.
Man United‘s decision to award Patrice Evra a new contract looks to be an indication that they won’t be signing either of Shaw or Moreno this summer.
UPDATE – Thursday: All major UK media, including The Times and The Guardian, are now reporting this bid, saying Suso’s involvement in the deal is a loan only.
- Read our scout report on Moreno here