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Liverpool could turn to Sporting Lisbon's Argentina star Marcos Rojo after so far failing to land Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno.
The Reds remain interested in Moreno but are unwilling to pay above the £13million bid tabled a couple of weeks ago and, with the Spanish side said to be holding out for at least £20million, the deal has stalled.
As a result, boss Brendan Rodgers is looking elsewhere for an experienced left-back and has set his sights on Rojo, who has impressed for Sporting in Portugal and started Argentina's World Cup victory over Bosnia on Sunday night.
Sporting are prepared to listen to offers for Rojo, 24, and he could be available for around £10million, a figure Liverpool would be prepared to pay for the former Spartak Moscow man.
It remains to be seen if the Reds will make an offer for the Argentinian or wait and try to negotiate further with Sevilla over Moreno but Rodgers had hoped to have sorted out the transfer by now as he continues to build for next season and may soon run out of patience with the La Liga side.
Rodgers has plenty of other summer targets but many of the deals will now have to wait until after the World Cup with Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren top of his wish-list.