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Tottenham have hijacked Liverpool’s move for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno by tabling a £14million offer plus Roberto Soldado on loan for the defender.

Moreno is one of the hottest properties in Spain at the moment and has attracted interest among England’s elite including Chelsea and Liverpool.

The Anfield club were thought to be leading the race to sign the exciting 21-year-old. But new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to make Moreno his first summer signing and has given the green light to the lucrative offer.

Pochettino has made the capture of a new left-back a top summer priority and will now go toe-to-toe with Brendan Rodgers to get his man.

Liverpool have offered £20m for the defender, but Sevilla value Moreno at £25m.

However the Reds are still favourites to land Moreno due to their participation in next season’s Champions League.

It remains unclear what Sevilla’s response to Spurs’ offer has been, but the Spanish club will hope for a bidding war between Liverpool and Tottenham in the coming days.

Interestingly, Tottenham’s decision to include Soldado as part of the deal raises serious question marks over the striker’s future at White Hart Lane.

The forward arrived from Valencia last summer with the reputation of being a prolific goalscorer, but failed to live up to his billing as he struggled for goals in his first season.

And it now looks like he has been deemed surplus to requirements by Pochettino.

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