Report - Liverpool-Moreno meeting today, Sevilla line up replacement

Alberto Moreno playing for Sevilla

Sevilla based newspaper Estadio Deportivo has suggested Liverpool and Sevilla will meet over Alberto Moreno today.

Estadio Deportivo has reported that a meeting will take place today between Sevilla and Liverpool over the future of left-back Alberto Moreno.

The paper also suggests that Sevilla are growing used to the idea that they will lose Moreno this summer, identifying Malaga defender Vitorino Antunes as his potential replacement.

Rather than dwell on the potential of losing Moreno, ED has chosen to glorify the potential signing of Antunes, which suggests the Sevilla press have accepted that Moreno will leave this summer.

The reason for the meeting is impossible to predict, but it’s likely to centre around the start or progression of talks which would lead to Moreno becoming a Liverpool player and signing a contract at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers must be praised for getting his club into a position where they are favourites to sign Moreno ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, both hunting for left-backs in the transfer market.

Sevilla have made it clear they are not going to roll over in any talks for one of their best players, which means Liverpool may have to endure the La Liga side playing hard ball over the price.

Liverpool will have to pay over the £15 million mark to try and get the deal done but the paper suggests that the inclusion of Suso in part exchange is unlikely to be accepted by the Europa League champions.

That shouldn’t be a major surprise considering he’s a completely different player in a completely different position.

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