Transfer news: Sevilla say Liverpool's move for Alberto Moreno is off

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Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo claims Liverpool's move for Alberto Moreno is off after the two clubs failed to agree a fee.

Liverpool had made highly-rated left-back Moreno one of their top targets and made a bid for his services earlier this summer.

However, they have been unable to agree a deal with Sevilla and Rodriguez Verdejo believes the 21-year-old will now stay at the club as it is unlikely the deal will be rekindled.

“The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived,” Rodriguez Verdejo told El Correo de Andalucía.

“It was a 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.

The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived
Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo

“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…

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