Real Madrid passed on the chance of signing Sevilla fullback Alberto Moreno - for nothing.

Moreno was included in the Spain squad this week and has penned new terms with Sevilla amid talk of interest from Real and Manchester United.

Estadio Deportivo says Moreno, when he was coming to the final six months of his contract in December, was offered to Real. But the Madrid giants decided against pursuing a deal.

The 21 year-old, barely a year on, is now regarded among the best young fullbacks in the country.

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