By Derek Smithson
Liverpool have received an offer from Premier League rivals Swansea for Alberto Moreno, according to a report.
Football Whispers claim that the Swans have made a bid of just under £13million for the 24-year-old defender.
It is understood that Paul Clement’s side are hoping to win the race for the left-back ahead of Southampton, Real Sociedad and Napoli.
The report details that Liverpool are yet to respond to Swansea’s bid for a player they deem surplus to requirements, but it’s believed they want £15million for his signature.
The Reds have already rejected an £11million offer from Italian club Napoli for Moreno and are desperate for their £15million valuation to be met.
Moreno fell down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp during the last campaign and made just 18 appearances across all competitions.
The full-back lost his position in the starting line-up and versatile ace James Milner was used in defence as an alternative.
He moved to Anfield in 2014 from Sevilla and has made 109 appearances for the Merseyside club, but looks set for a new start in the summer.
Football Insider verdict:
Liverpool should seriously considering accepting the £13million bid from Swansea for Moreno as they only spent £12million to secure his deal back in 2014. The left-back is very unlikely to force his way back into the starting line-up for the Reds and needs a move away from Anfield to reignite his career. A move to the Liberty Stadium could be a positive move for him as he clearly has qualities that suit the Premier League. The Spaniard is blessed with phenomenal pace and just needs to work on the defensive side of his game. Meanwhile, Liverpool need to focus on bringing in some new full-back recruits that can help them both domestically and in Europe next year.
In other Liverpool transfer news, they are weighing up a bid for a 26-goal striker.