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Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno challenges Benfica forward Rodrigo Lima in the Europa League final.Reuters

Liverpool have restored their interest in Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and the Reds' chief executive Ian Ayre is personally visiting the Spanish international's agent to finalise the deal, worth £18 million, according to the Mirror.

Earlier, Sevilla sporting director had stated that the negotiations with the Premier League club for Moreno are over. But now, Liverpool are willing to pay the amount required to land the defender as the Anfield club have no financial concerns, following Luiz Suarez's big-money transfer to Barcelona.

Brendon Rodgers is seeking a left-back to join Liverpool this summer, after Aly Cissokho failed to make an impression last season. And the Kop boss was made to play Jon Flanagan out of position on the left.

Moreno, who has represented Spain thrice, enjoyed a successful season with Sevilla and played a vital role in his team's Europa League triumph. However, the 22-year-old is not the only defender on Rodgers' radar as Swansea City's Ben Davies is also a Liverpool target.

The Merseyside club has already spent around £40 million this summer on the signings of Adam Lallana (£25 million), Emre Can (£10 million) and Rickey Lambert (£4 million). Ayre insisted that Liverpool will continue spending as the Reds are preparing to compete in the Champions League this season.

"It's all about building and progress," Ayre said. "We'll aim to continue that throughout the summer. We've obviously sold Luis, but we've had a busy few weeks with players arriving as well."

Meanwhile, Wilfried Bony's transfer to Anfield has received a major setback, as according to reports, Swansea chief Huw Jenkins wants more than £19 million for the Ivory Coast international.

The 25-year-old, who scored twice for the Ivory Coast in the World Cup, is considered a target for Liverpool. However, Jenkins is in no mood to give away Bony for less than £19 million.

Earlier, Jenkins had expressed his displeasure that the Premier League club was holding talks with Bony's agents, without making any formal approach to the club.

"The only thing I'd say is I'm completely unaware of contact between Liverpool and myself," Jenkins said. "I'm disappointed that Liverpool are acting in the manner. No official approach has been made to me or our football club."

"I was very surprised and disappointed to hear that Liverpool had gone down that route and were talking to the player behind my club's back."

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