Alberto Moreno
Alberto Moreno has four years remaining on his current contract.Getty Images

Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a double swoop for Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo from Sevilla and Atletico Madrid respectively in the ongoing transfer window.

The Liverpool Echo's report claims that the Reds have reopened talks with the Andalusian club after being unsuccessful in acquiring the 22-year-old's services throughout the summer. The club's chief executive Ian Ayre has jetted out to Spain to complete the transfer of both the Spanish fullbacks.

The report states that Liverpool are confident of sealing the deal for Moreno this time despite showing their unwillingness to meet Sevilla's asking price of over £20m. The talented left back is also believed to be keen on a move to Anfield and negotiations could end positively for the Merseyside club in the coming days.

The Premier League runners-up have little option but to shell out a figure closer to that of Sevilla's valuation after missing out on alternative targets Ben Davies and Ryan Bertand to Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton respectively.

Moreno enjoyed a stellar campaign which saw him earn three caps for his country's senior team. He also played a crucial role in helping Unai Emery's side win the Europa League by defeating Portuguese champions Benfica.

Javier Manquillo
Atletico Madrid's Javier Manquillo has featured for all Spanish youth teams till the U20's.Getty Images

Meanwhile, Echo's report also suggests that Liverpool's negotiations with Atletico for Manquillo are at an advanced stage. The 20-year-old will initially join on loan with an option to make the deal permanent next summer.

Arsenal too were reportedly interested in acquiring the right back's services but the Gunners have sought necessary reinforcements in Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to bolster his defence and wants to bring fullbacks following the arrival of centre-back Dejan Lovren. The former Swansea City boss has spent nearly £90m to sign six players out of which Belgian striker Divock Origi will remain with Lille on a season-long loan.

Moreno's arrival will take Liverpool's expenditure list beyond the £100m mark and Rodgers has already insisted that he is looking to make more signings before the window shuts on 1 September.