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Liverpool are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Alberto Moreno - but are prepared to look at other targets if they are unable to agree a deal for the Sevilla left back.
The Reds tabled a £16m bid for the Spanish international last month, but have since been left frustrated as negotiations with his club have progressed slowly, with the La Liga outfit demanding in excess of £20m for the defender.
Liverpool have long suspected Sevilla are looking to spark an auction for the 21-year-old by flushing out interest from elsewhere, with Real Madrid and Tottenham both linked in recent weeks.
They have been left bemused by persistent reports emanating from Spain, which have suggested the deal was on the brink of completion.Nonetheless, they remain keen to thrash out a deal for Moreno, whom they view as the ideal addition to Brendan Rodgers' squad, with a big season of domestic and European football looming large.
They have, however, begun to draw up a list of others targets, in the event that deal fails to materialise.
With Guilherme Siqueira, a one-time target, having moved to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand is the likeliest alternative, though Marcos Rojo of Sporting Lisbon has impressed for Argentina at the World Cup, and could come into consideration.
Ricardo Rodriguez, the Switzerland left back, is unlikely to be targeted, though.
Liverpool believe it would cost around £30m to prise the 21-year-old away from VFL Wolfsburg, and are unprepared to pay that for a talented but unproven full back.