Sevilla sporting director Monchi has raised the possibility of a double swoop for Liverpool duo Luis Alberto and Joe Allen. The club chief has admitted both players are on the Europa League champions' shopping list, although he made no promises over any switches between Andalusia and Merseyside this summer.
Alberto moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2013 from Sevilla themselves, having impressed Brendan Rodgers during his time on loan with the Barcelona B-team, scoring 11 goals in the second division. However, following a difficult debut campaign at Anfield, the 23-year-old was sent on loan in the following two seasons to Malaga and Deportivo de la Coruna.
Spanish reports earlier this week said the club were monitoring Alberto's situation after an impressive spell at Deportivo de La Coruna in the 2015-16 campaign, where he scored six goals and provided seven assists in 31 appearances.
Monchi has now spoken on the situation, admitting Sevilla have been offered the chance to re-sign the Spaniard. He adds that they are considering it as he fits in with the playing style of new boss Jorge Sampaoli.
"Luis Alberto? He has been offered [to us] and we're considering it," Monchi said to Estadio Deportivo. "Negotiations haven't started yet. He has skills that adapt to the game we want to have. We're considering other names. We are yet to make a decision. If we're considering him it's because we think he could be as interesting as other names."
The Sevilla-based publication also claimed last month that Sevilla were tracking Allen, with the former Swansea City star being identified as a potential candidate to fill the gap left by the departure of Ever Banega to Inter Milan.
Monchi confirmed the Wales international is on their radar, alongside Brazilian Paulo Henrique Ganso, but insists those aren't the only names being considered.
"It would take all afternoon to name everyone [we're looking at] and I don't like talking about players who aren't Sevilla's. Ganso and Allen aren't the only ones on the list. They meet the profile, but they don't have to be the ones who come," he added.