Reds in new Spanish link
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool have reportedly submitted an offer for Sevilla's Daniel Alves.Reports in Spain claim that Liverpool have submitted an offer for Sevilla's Brazilian defender Daniel Alves.
AS insist The Reds have bid around é¼10 million for the 22-year-old full-back who can also operate wide on the right of midfield.
Alves joined Sevilla in January of 2003 from Bahia in his native Brazil and has established himself as an important performer at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan over the past couple of seasons.
His displays have reportedly attracted the interest of Real Madrid and Juventus, but Sevilla have not been interesting in selling.
However, it seems that scenario might have changed following the news that Alves' compatriot Julio Baptista has decided to stay at the club.
The striker had seemed on the verge of joining Arsenal which would have meant Sevilla's quota of non-EU players being reduced to three.
They currently have four on their books, (Baptista, Alves, Adriano Correia and Luis Fabiano), but will only be able to play three when the season kicks off.
Alves is looking to gain Spanish citizenship and is hoping to have his request granted over the next few weeks which would also resolve the situation.
However, Sevilla could decide to cash in on the player rather than risk having to leave one of their Brazilian stars on the sidelines if the application fails.
AS claim Liverpool's é¼10 million offer has been rebuffed, but an improved bid could force the Primera outfit into a rethink.