Liverpool and Aston Villa are continuing their busy summers in the transfer market by pursuing Sevilla pair Luis Alberto and Antonio Luna respectively.
Both players have featured sparingly for the La Liga side over recent seasons, with Alberto spending year on loan at Barcelona B scoring 11 goals in 38 games, and left back Luna spending time at Real Mallorca who were eventually relegated from the Spanish top flight.
Sevilla’s director of football Ramon Verdejo confirmed they had received bids for their prized assets in an interview on Sevilla’s official TV channel, La Bombonera and also stated they had offer for their other players including striker Alvaro Negredo and midfielders Geoffrey Kondogbia and Ivan Rakitic:
“We have had offers for Kondogbia, Rakitic, Medel and did not listen to them,”
“If no significant offer comes in, we will not sell Negredo. But do not forget who is the player involved – the figures being reported of, 15, 17 or £18million are insufficient.”
“Liverpool’s interest in Luis is real, but nothing has been signed. They’ve made the player a very important offer,”
“I recall that much of a fuss was made when we loaned him out. As it stands, we all agree that he now has a better value in the market and has grown as a footballer.”
“Is it a good deal to sell him for the figures they speak of? The offer we have on the table is a very good one with respect to where Luis is currently.”
“We don’t know what will happen in the future. To date, we haven’t accepted the offer.”
Verdejo also stated that Aston Villa are close to sealing a deal for the young left back Antonio Luna:
“It is true that we are very close to finalising his move to Aston Villa.”