By Dominic Toner
Sevilla have joined the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, according to a report.
Goal claim the reigning Europa League champions are preparing a bid for the £10million-rated player but will face stiff competition from his former club Swansea.
The player has just helped his national side Wales progress as group winners at Euro 2016 and has impressed the Spanish outfit, who beat his current club 3-1 in the Europa League final last month.
The pull of Champions League football next season could sway the Welshman to Spain after Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins went public earlier this month with his club’s interest in re-signing Allen.
“I think it has been well-documented that Joe is going to look at his future when he finished out at Euro 2016,” he told the South Wales Evening Post, as cited by Daily Star.
“Naturally, we are interested in good players like Joe who may be available this summer given that he has a year left on his contract. Obviously we will keep tabs on his situations and see what happens later in the summer.”
Swansea would be a familiar surrounding for Allen after he was a part of their youth set-up and progressed through their system, going on to make 127 appearances for the senior side.
He then moved on to Liverpool in 2012 and has made 132 appearances in all competitions scoring seven goals, however his time at Merseyside could be coming to a close if either Sevilla or Swansea meet the £10m asking price.
In other Liverpool news, they have turned their attention to Brazilian ace after failed Leicester bid.