Spurs make a late bid to sign Sevilla’s Moreno.
It has been a good summer of transfer dealings so far for Liverpool after completing the signings of Rickie Lambert and Emre Can, but now the Reds face competition from Tottenham Hotspur for their next target Alberto Moreno of Sevilla, reports the Daily Mail.
The left-back has been the subject of interest for Brendan Rodgers for some time, as the Northern Irishman looks for recruitment in defence.
Jose Enrique spent the large part of the 2013/14 campaign injured, whilst Valencia loanee Aly Cissokho failed to impress and as such a new full-back is required.
The Reds have already made two bids for Moreno, with the latest £20m offer being considered by his club – although they are hoping for closer to £25m.
However, Spurs have now decided to make a late move for the 21-year-old themselves, offering £14m plus Etienne Capoue and the loan services of Roberto Soldado for the next 12 months.
With Capoue valued at around £8m this deal is coming closer to what Sevilla want and new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may land the left-back he so desperately seeks.
This is because Danny Rose failed to impress in the position at White Hart Lane last term, whilst it was a similar story for Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers is considered too inexperienced currently.
This will come as a blow to the Merseysiders, who looked to have turned their transfer woes of recent times around by acquiring Lambert and Can in quick succession.
Moreno has been greatly impressing in La Liga over the past 12 months and earned a call-up to Spain’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2014 World Cup – although didn’t make the final cut.
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