Five days ago the Spanish press claimed that Liverpool tabled a €20million offer for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno.
The Reds are keen to add to their talented squad this summer in preparation for next season’s Champions League campaign, and a left-back is a top priority.
Young, fast, composed with excellent ball ability, Sevilla left-back Moreno ticks the right boxes for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and it appears his arrival on Merseyside is only a matter of time after making such an enticing offer.
Such deals, however, are never as straightforward as they seem and Sevilla’s president Jose Castro appeared in no mood to hold back on the whole transfer saga.
According to the Sevilla-based newspaper El Desmarque Sevilla, the 55-year-old president hinted to the press that such an offer, or one deemed acceptable, has yet to be made.
He said: “It’s true that there is interest from Liverpool, and we are waiting for that interest to convert into a reality, because at this moment in time it isn’t.”
Sevilla's preseident Jose Castro has not long been in the job, and Liverpool's interest in Alberto Moreno along with the possible sale of Ivan Rakitic could define his stay at the club.
Learning from last summer's debacle when Sevilla lost both Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see the La Liga club try and draw out an auction for the player given Real Madrid's reported interest.
Do Liverpool push the boat out for his transfer? It's a question only Brendan Rodgers can answer, and he must decide whether he is willing to use up a sizeable chunk of his Liverpool transfer kitty on a player who has only ever played 61 club games.