La Liga transfer latest: Sevilla adamant that £16m Liverpool target won't leave

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Liverpool's pursuit of Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno has been dragging on throughout the summer, with little progress being made over a deal. Speculation earlier this week suggested that a £16m agreement was close, but Sevilla sporting director Monchi says that their star youngster won't be leaving the club.

"He’s training very well, preparing for a really important game for Sevilla and there’s nothing more beyond that," said Monchi ahead of next week's UEFA Super Cup. "There’s a club that is, or has been bidding for him, but right now we believe he’s going to stay with Sevilla and he will be playing in Cardiff, next Tuesday in the Super Cup."

Meanwhile, Liverpool had also been looking to sign Monaco striker Falcao after the departure of Luis Suarez, but reports in Spain today speculate that the Reds were told not to bother bidding for the Colombian, because he's on the verge of an agreement to return to Madrid - but this time with Real. The former Atletico star has just recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but could become Real's latest huge signing after Keylor Navas, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.

The arrival of Rodriguez was expected to push Argentine winger Angel di Maria out of the club, and Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain wanted to add the former Benfica star to existing big names Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the deal is off - because he will cost too much.

"We spoke to Real about Di Maria but he was too expensive," admitted Al-Khelaifi.

Elsewhere, Valencia finally tied up the signature of Sampdoria defender Shkrodan Mustafi today - and the former Everton youngster says he's ready for Spanish football.

"I come to a great team where I will fight for a spot," Mustafi said. "My experience will be important. As I touched the grass of Mestalla I felt greatness. I’ve experienced three different countries that have taught me a lot."

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