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Sevilla President Pepe Castro has revealed the club received an offer from a Premier League side last January to sign Liverpool target Alberto Moreno and even though they rejected the offer, they are still open to further negotiations in the summer.

The 21-year-old has excelled in La Liga this season, garnering a reputation as one of the most prolific left-backs around Europe and being capped by the Spanish national team twice.

Reports last year claimed that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was keen on signing him during the January transfer window as replacement for Jose Enrique, after the Spaniard suffered a long-term injury.

And now Sevilla's president has fuelled the transfer speculations claiming they did receive an offer from a Premier League side last December.

"Last Decemeber we rejected an important offer from a Premier League side for Alberto Moreno. There are many clubs tracking him weekly," said Castro in an interview with Radio Station Onda Cero.

"In December we understood that it was not the right moment to sell him. But if we received a very good offer for him we will consider his exit."

"I believe that he is young and he is going to have a very successful career. And I hope he stays at Sevilla but if we received an amazing offer he will leave."

According to reports in Spain the defender is expected to be available for a fee in the region of £15m with Real Madrid and Chelsea also interested in his services.

Spanish newspaper, AS, claimed earlier this month Los Blancos were leading the race to secure his services, having earmarked him as Manchester United target Fabio Coentrao's replacement.

Meanwhile, his agent Javier Moya recently confirmed another approach from Napoli.

"Napoli presented an offer in January, but it was not seen as big enough. The interest of Real Madrid? Nothing has been done and my client is concentrating on Sevilla."

He admitted Sevilla were open to negotiating a deal below his £25m buy-out clause.

"Sevilla are willing to negotiate, but on their conditions. I'm not saying he can only leave for his £25m release clause fee."