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Liverpool are continuing to hold off pulling the trigger on the signing of Alberto Moreno from Sevilla as they investigate alternatives, including Ajax defender Daley Blind.
The Reds had agreed a fee of €20m plus a further €2m in add-ons for Moreno, but amid wranglings over the structure of the payments, pulled back from completing the deal.
The Premier League runners-up have agreed a contract with Moreno, which would see him pen a five-year deal and earn €1.5m per year. But they are worried they are overpaying for the Spain international.
According to Seville-based daily Estadio Deportivo, that means considering alternatives to Moreno and their cost.
One man increasingly on the radar at Anfield is Holland international left-back Blind.
Liverpool are impressed with Blind's versatility, with the player also able to operate in the centre of defence and as a defensive midfielder, sitting in front of the back four.
He is currently in action with Holland at the World Cup.