Alberto Moreno

Liverpool are reportedly set to renew their efforts to secure the services of Spanish international left-back Alberto Moreno.

The Sevilla defender was close to joining Liverpool earlier last month to the point where some reports claimed the deal was all but done.

Indeed, it was understood that the Reds agreed a five-year deal with the Spaniard worth £1.2m a season and the player was even set make the trip to Melwood to undergo the medial.

However, the negotiations between the clubs stalled with La Liga side demanding around £18m and Liverpool unwilling to pay more than £13.5m.

And recently Sevilla sporting director Monchi suggested Moreno's move to Merseyside was unlikely to happen as the talks with Reds officials were over and unlikely to be revived.

"The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn't reach an agreement and I don't think it can be revived. "It was a great offer but the player is only 21 years old. 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," he said.

However, the Liverpool Echo reports the Reds have not given up on Moreno and are planning to reopen those conversations in the coming weekends as Brendan Rodgers retains interest in bolstering his defence.

And even though some reports claim the Merseyside club were considering Sporting Lisbon and Argentina international Marcos Rojo as an alternativem, latest suggestins claim the Spaniard is still the manager's first choice for the left flank.

Sevilla have sold Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona for around £16m this summer while last campaign they already cashed-in on other key players such as Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas, who both joined Manchester City.