Top Liverpool target left out of Sevilla squad ahead of £12m Anfield switch

Alberto Moreno Perez

Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno is set for a £12m switch to Liverpool after being left out of the European Super Cup final.

Liverpool's transfer business so far this summer has seen them fork out around £80m in order to sign Javi Manquillo, Dejan Lovren, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lamberts, as well as an another £10m on forward Divock Origi, who will spend the season on loan at Lille.

Now, the club's spending in total is set to top £100m after reports broke tonight that Spanish left back Alberto Moreno is poised to join the Reds in a £12m deal from Sevilla.

Moreno has been one of Liverpool's top targets throughout the summer, and a deal has looked close on a number of occasions, only for the two clubs to haggle over the fee for the 22-year-old defender. The La Liga outfit were believed to be looking for a fee in the region of £20m initially, and then down to £16m - only for Liverpool to reportedly drive the fee even further down to £12m.

Tony Barrett of The Times believes that a deal has now finally been agreed after Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre travelled to South Wales to wrap up a deal today - and as a result, Moreno has been pulled out of Sevilla's squad for tonight's European Super Cup clash against La Liga rivals Real Madrid at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Moreno played a key part in Unai Emery's side as the surprisingly won the Europa League final against Benfica, but has now seemingly played his last game for his hometown club ahead of a big money move to Anfield.

Liverpool have been in desperate need of a left back given Jose Enrique's injury last season, with either Glen Johnson or Jon Flanagan being forced into action away from the comfort of their usual right back slots.

Now, Liverpool can count upon Spain international Moreno for years to come if the deal does indeed go through, as it looks like a foregone conclusion given his non-participation in tonight's game.

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