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Liverpool agree fee for Moreno
Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to make Alberto Moreno their eighth summer signing, in a switch from Sevilla worth a reported £12 million.
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The news came after the left-back was pulled out of Sevilla's squad for Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid. The Spain international is set to travel to Merseyside for a medical after Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre secured the agreement, sources have told ESPN.
Brendan Rodgers has been looking to strengthen at left-back all summer with Liverpool also showing interest in Tottenham's Ben Davies and Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand, though Moreno had remained the club's leading target.
Sevilla had so far dug their heels in over the transfer by demanding £20m for the player and even issued an ultimatum earlier this week that Liverpool must pay full price or move on.
However, a compromise has now been reached following talks in Cardiff between Ayre and Sevilla officials on Tuesday.
Should personal terms be agreed and a medical passed, Moreno will join Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi, Lazar Markovic, Emre Can and Javier Maquillo as the latest new arrival at Anfield.
The capture of Moreno is also set to see Liverpool defender Martin Kelly free to leave for Crystal Palace for £1.5m.