Moreno move to Liverpool off, say Sevilla

Sevilla have said the proposed move of Alberto Moreno to Liverpool is off after the clubs failed to agree terms, ESPN has reported.

The Spanish club set a £20m fee for the left-back, with the Reds reluctant to go so high for the Spain international. Sevilla sporting director Monchi has now said that with his club in no hurry to sell, there won’t be a deal.

“The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived,” he said. “It was a great offer, but the player is only 21-years-old and it’s possible that the experience of being with the national team had a positive effect.

“He has a lot of room to grow and the Coach is very happy to have him,” Monchi continued. “I don’t think we’ll make a lot of moves, but if on August 14 a club comes along and they give you a mountain of cash, well… I know you don’t like to hear it, but we are economic managers.

“My feeling is that the negotiations are paralysed and I don’t see any hint that they will be restarted. We put a price on our players which we believe to be appropriate. Whoever wants to buy, can buy, and if you can’t. Also, with the sale of [Ivan] Rakitic, our needs were covered. We don’t have the burden we had at other times.”

Moreno has a handful of Spain caps to his name and was included in the 30-man preliminary World Cup squad named by Vicente Del Bosque, but didn’t make the cut for the final 23 as La Roja bowed out of the tournament at the group stage following defeats to the Netherlands and Chile.

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