Report - Liverpool chief Ian Ayre overseeing deals for Moreno and Manquillo

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Liverpool's Ian Ayre is reportedly overseeing deals for Alberto Moreno and Javi Manquillo.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre is reportedly overseeing two imminent arrivals at the club personally.

The Daily Mail claims Ayre has flown to Spain to finally secure a deal for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and to put the final touches on a two-year loan deal for right-back Javier Manquillo.

“Liverpool will take their summer spending past £100million after chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Spain to complete the signings of Alberto Moreno and Javi Manquillo,” reports the Mail.

“They are understood to be close to agreeing a £20m fee with Sevilla for their 22-year-old left back and Ayre is expected to negotiate a two-year loan for Atletico Madrid right back Manquillo.”

“It will include an agreement to sign the 20-year-old in a permanent £6m deal.”

Moreno is a player the club is thought to have been tracking throughout the summer, with Sevilla playing hard ball over the fee which has been attributed as the main reason for a delay in the deal being announced.

Manquillo is an interesting potential arrival considering the presence of Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan already in the squad.

Both current right-backs played well across the back four last season, but it’s encouraging that Rodgers is developing competition for places to stop any element of complacency from creeping into his side.

Moreno would add balance to the back four and while Flanagan played admirably at left-back last season, it would allow him to revert to his more natural right hand side of the defence.

Liverpool have time on their side as they go about looking to complete the deals with a month of the summer transfer window left to run.

However, Rodgers is likely to have urged Ayre to try and complete the deals quickly with the start of the new Premier League season a little over two weeks away.

Liverpool are in great shape ahead of the new season and they continue to spend the Luis Suarez cash sensibly and positively.

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