Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Moreno Won't Be Sold on the Cheap

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Moreno Won't Be Sold on the Cheap

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LIVERPOOL could face more frustration in their pursuit of summer transfers after Sevilla president Jose Castro warned left-back Alberto Moreno will not come cheap.

The 21-year-old has been a target for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers for some time and while there have been talks between the two clubs they have yet to agree a fee.

Liverpool's improved PS25m bid for Adam Lallana has already been rebuffed by Southampton, who will not consider selling anyone until they have a new manager in place, and now Castro is talking up the price of Moreno. He said: "It is true there's interest from Liverpool and we're waiting to see if that turns into a reality, which right now, it isn't.

"What I'm clear about is we'll not force anyone to stay at Sevilla.

"Whoever wants to leave can do so - but we'll be the ones setting the prices.

"This club is experiencing a time of economic stability and we don't need to sell.

"We're going to be firm about this and we'll only consider selling outside the market, which gives us the opportunity to make our team competitive. …

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