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11th Apr, 2017 | 4:30pm

Contact made: Liverpool defender transfer on the cards (not Sakho) - report

By Matt Farr

Liverpool are moving one step closer to cashing in on left-back Alberto Moreno this summer, according to a report.

Football site Goal claim that the Premier League side have already fielded enquiries from Italian giants Inter Milan and AC Milan, who are understood to be keen to end Moreno’s Anfield nightmare.

Moreno, 24, has been used only sparingly by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp this term, losing his place at left-back to versatile midfielder James Milner.

He has started just two of his nine Premier League appearances, and his seen just 76 minutes of first team football since the start of the year.

But with Liverpool also reportedly keen to push through a deal for highly-rated Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon this summer, Moreno is likely to depart.

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The Reds are understood to be looking for a deal upwards of £15million for the Spaniard, who joined the club for £12million in 2014.

He has two years left to run on his current contract with the club, but it would come as a considerable surprise if here were to see out his deal.

However, it is believed that Moreno would prefer a return to Spain, which could be a significant blow to the hopes of AC Milan and Inter Milan in bringing him to Serie A this summer.

Moreno is not the only senior Liverpool defender who could leave this summer, with on-loan Mamadou Sakho likely also to depart.

Football Insider verdict

Moreno would be no loss whatsoever to Liverpool if he were to depart this summer. His time at the club simply hasn’t gone to plan, and it is about time the club cut their losses on him. But regardless of Moreno’s departure, Liverpool are in the market for a new left-back this summer, but the interest in new targets only adds to the uncertainty over his long-term future. His age and experience could be of great use to another top European side, but his lack of opportunities at Anfield means he is no longer a viable prospect for the Merseyside club in the coming years. They shouldn’t have any problem selling him, but they might struggle to land a fee much higher than £15million.

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