Liverpool track Sevilla striker

Liverpool are on the trail of Sevilla striker Luis Alberto Romero, who spent last season on loan with Barcelona’s B side.

Barca director of football Andoni Zubizarreta and technical secretary Narcis Julia have revealed that the Catalans will not be exercising their option to buy the 20-year-old for €3.8m and he will return to the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Romero scored 11 goals in 36 appearances with Eusebio Sacristan’s second string last term, but Tito Vilanova has an abundance of attacking players at his disposal for La Blaugrana’s first team and it is hard to see where Romero might fit in.

Consequently, Mundo Deportivo reports that Liverpool are ready to try and tempt him to Anfield despite Sevilla boss Unai Emery insisting the Cadiz-born player, who has made seven La Liga appearances for Los Rojiblancos, has a future at the club.

Nonetheless, Sevilla are struggling financially even though winger Jesus Navas has been sold to Manchester City and would look favourably on any cash deal.

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