Alberto Moreno transfer bid knocked back – reds want more than they paid

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno could be the first significant Anfield exit of the summer even after the reds turned down an opening offer from Italian club Napoli.

The reds have rejected an £11M deal for the player according to the Telegraph, insisting that the valuation of the Spanish player is at least £15M.

Moreno arrived at Anfield 3 years ago - with Liverpool paying Sevilla £12M for his services.

Although he made 91 appearances his first two seasons at the club, he has been only a bit part player in the past 12 months as Jurgen Klopp utilised James Milner as his preferred left back.

The BBC report that Klopp is no hurry to sell the player, but at the age of 24, Moreno is likely looking for more first team action. The offer from another team already qualified for the Champions League would also be strong motivation.

Elsewhere speculation has suggested that Napoli had been prepared to throw in Faouzi Ghoulam as an enticement for Liverpool to do the deal.   Ghoulam is Napoli's current first choice left back but Liverpool are not interested in this and would prefer the extra cash.

Premier League side Swansea City have also been linked to Moreno.  They do have a sizeable Spanish contingent already which could assist Moreno in a move to South Wales.