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Liverpool expect to have wrapped up a deal within 48 hours to sign the 20-year-old Spanish winger Luis Alberto from Seville for around £6m.
The La Liga side's sporting director, Ramon Verdejo, said that an initial Liverpool offer was "very good" but not substantial enough, though manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that a deal will be done and that the player will be in Britain by the end of the week.
Alberto, an attacking midfielder who can also operate as a withdrawn centre-forward, was loaned to Barcelona's B side for a year last August but has become available after the Catalans decided not to take up the option of a permanent deal.
Liverpool expect to have concluded the signings of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas this week, and are also interested in the 20-year-old London-born Sporting Lisbon central defender Tiago Ilori.
Signing the Armenia national team captain, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, will be a longer game as his club, Shakhtar Donetsk, are well financed and do not need to sell. Though Liverpool are willing to match the player's £22m release clause, they will have a number of rivals, including Juventus and Monaco.