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Rumour Mongering: Inter and AC Milan Target Alberto Moreno

Liverpool reportedly seeking to recoup £15M from the left back’s sale.

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Any last, slim hope of a future at Anfield for Alberto Moreno appeared to disappear over the weekend when Jürgen Klopp chose to shift Nathaniel Clyne to the left and bring Trent Alexander-Arnold in on the right despite switching to a three centre half system with wingbacks, a set-up that seemed perfectly suited for Moreno.

And according to at least, the club have already received multiple enquiries into Moreno, most promisingly from Inter and AC Milan. There have also been reports of an Atletico Madrid loan enquiry in January, something that could lead the Spanish club back to Moreno when the current season ends.

Any of those clubs would seem like a promising destination for Moreno, though a move to Madrid would almost certainly be as a backup, meaning that if playing time is a priority for the now 24-year-old Spaniard, Italy might be more appealing, though Liverpool's asking price could make any deal rather difficult.

The Reds are reportedly asking for £15M for Moreno, a small, inflationary profit on the £12M they paid to sign him from Sevilla in 2014. Given how little he's played under Klopp and that he's clearly on the way out, this perhaps seems an ambitious goal, though with transfer fees always on the rise it perhaps isn't impossible.

So far this season, Moreno has played less than 300 total minutes for Liverpool, and as was made clear over the weekend he is now fourth choice at the fullback position, behind not only stand-in left back James Milner and starting right back Clyne but also promising 18-year-old right back Alexander-Arnold.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for a new, young left back this summer, a player who could play behind Milner for at least a season before stepping into the starting role, with Atletico Madrid's Theo Hernendez and now Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon both being talked about as serious targets.

It's clear, then, that Moreno will be found a new home. The only question is where, and whether Liverpool can manage to get the £15M that they're asking for.

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