Report: Liverpool to hold crunch midfielder talks, club have tabled bid
By Amir Mir
Liverpool will hold crunch talks with midfielder Joe Allen before Swansea decide on making a move for their former player, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim that the Wales midfielder will discuss his future with manager Jurgen Klopp once he returns from his extended break after helping his home country reach the semi-finals of the European Championships.
It is said that Swansea are waiting to discover the outcome of the talks before deciding whether to press ahead with a move.
The Mail claim the Merseysiders have adjusted Allen’s price tag due to the combination of the player’s outstanding form at Euro 2016 and the prices being quoted for players in a booming transfer market.
Swansea have already had one bid of £8million turned down for Allen and Liverpool subsequently increased Jthe player’s asking price to £14million.
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The 26-year-old made a £15 million move from the Liberty stadium to Anfield in 2012, and has since notched up over 100 appearances, but he now has one-year remaining on his contract.
Since Klopp’s arrival in October, the hard working midfielder has been used sporadically by the German and has started only eight games for the club.
Klopp has publicly spoken about his desire to trim the Liverpool squad as he moulds his plans for the future and the up and coming Premier League season.
New Swansea owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan took ownership of the club in July for £110 million, where they are expected to invent £30 to 50 million on the club’s playing squad.
In other Liverpool transfer news, it is reportedly inevitable that Klopp will secure a £30million attacker transfer this summer.