Liverpool are edging closer to solving their left-back problem, after agreeing a fee with Sevilla for Alberto Moreno.
According to the Daily Mail, The Spanish club and the Reds have reached common ground, to bring to an end the long running transfer wrangle between the two clubs.
Liverpool have been after Moreno since the start of the summer transfer window, but baulked at Sevilla's £20m asking price for the Spanish full-back, with Liverpool only willing to pay £14m. It now seems like they have reached a compromise and will pay a fee in the region of £16m to acquire the defender's services.
The 22-year-old left-back had an impressive season with Sevilla, helping them finish fifth in the La Liga as well as playing a key role in their Europa League winning campaign. He has also made three appearances for the Spanish national team. The young defender is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in his position around Europe.
It is claimed that Liverpool will announce the Moreno signing this week with the player set to sign a five-year deal and the fee could eventually rise to £18m.
Meanwhile, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has praised his team on their performances during the club's pre-season tour in the US. In their final game of the tour, Liverpool lost the final of the International Champions Cup 2014 to arch rivals Manchester United.
The Anfield club have played five games in the last 12 days, and the former Swansea boss feels that the whole team had a good work out during the tournament with some tough games, and is pleased with the overall performances despite the loss to United in their final game.
"Overall I'm delighted with the whole tournament and what it's done for us," Rodgers said, as quoted in the Liverpool Echo.
"It seems like we've been away a long time, but we've worked very hard and we'll leave here with lots of positives and with two weeks to go look forward to the new season," the Northern Irishman added.