Liverpool boss Benitez to be frustrated in Casado race

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is set to miss out on Sevilla youngster Jose Manuel Casado.

The Daily Mail says Casado, signed from Barcelona, has impressed in Spain's second division where he has slipped under the scouting radar and was set to be a free transfer capture for Anfield.

But Benitez was unable to move swiftly enough before his interest leaked. Sevilla are well into their negotiations to tie Casado, who has only one senior start to his name, to a new two-year contract.

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