Derby among favourites to sign Liverpool man Luis Alberto; Villa in the mix

Luis Alberto in action against Oldham

Derby County, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers are in the mix for the Liverpool man.

Luis Alberto in action against Oldham

Derby County and Aston Villa have both been listed as 8/1 to sign Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto, according to Bet Victor.

The 23-year-old joined Liverpool in 2013 under Brendan Rodgers has found first-team chances hard to come by.

Liverpool's Luis Alberto celebrates goal

Alberto, who joined the Reds from Sevilla after a stint with Barcelona B, has spent the last two seasons on loan with Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna respectively.

Aston Villa were linked with him recently (Liverpool Echo) but Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sevilla are co-favourites at 4/1 to sign him, with Bet Victor providing the price.

Derby County and Villa are a little further back at 8/1 to sign the Liverpool playmaker, along with Bristol City.

 

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action with Sevilla's Mariano

The Echo reported that the Anfield club were looking for some £6 million, which might deter Derby but Wolves - recently taken over by Fosun International - and Aston Villa could stump up the money needed to prise him from Merseyside.

Villa, relegated from the Premier League last season and also under new ownership, kick off their Championship season away to Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, while Wolves visit Rotheram United on Saturday.

 

Liverpool's Luis Alberto in action against Oldham's Korey Smith

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