Liverpool transfers: Alberto Moreno deal is off, says Sevilla president

Liverpool transfers: Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodríguez Verdejo says Reds have failed to agree Alberto Moreno deal

Alberto Moreno helped Sevilla win Europa League in May Photo: Alberto Moreno/Twitter

Liverpool haven’t been able to reach an agreement to sign Alberto Moreno, Sevilla’s sporting director has revealed.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the 21-year-old Spain international, who has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, since the Premier League season finished.

My feeling is that the negotiations are paralysed and I don’t see any hint that they will be restarted

Ramon Rodríguez Verdejo

And Sevilla chief Ramon Rodríguez Verdejo is expecting Moreno to stay at the La Liga outfit beyond the summer, suggesting that Liverpool’s interest has come to a firm end.

“The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived,” Rodríguez Verdejo said.

“It was great offer, but the player is only 21 years old and it’s possible that the catharsis 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. 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.”

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