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Liverpool make 'very good offer', but it's not enough for Sevilla to sell Luis Alberto

Reports suggest the Spanish side want £7m for the midfielder

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Cesc Fabregas insists he has not spoken to Manchester United or Arsenal about a possible move

The Spain midfielder wants to remain at Barcelona

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Liverpool could complete the £10m deal this week which could see Reina leave the club, while Luis Suarez continues to push for an exit of his own

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