Date: 29th April 2018 at 7:45am
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By Richard Parks

Wolves are to table a £20million bid for Stoke City central midfielder Joe Allen, according to a report.

The Sun on Sunday claim the Championship giants will make a formal offer for the Wales international as they look to secure top-notch signings for their Premier League return next season.

It is said that Allen is on a “huge contract” at Stoke after joining from Liverpool in the summer of 2016 for a fee of around £15.5million.

The Sun report that the 28-year-old is open to making the short move down the M6 to Molineux, where the club have ambitious plans for their top-flight return.

Wolves are keen to recruit a number of marquee signings under Chinese owners Fosun following a superb campaign in which they have already comfortably secured the Championship title.

Football Insider verdict:

It would be a real statement of intent where Wolves to snap up Allen this summer. The 28-year-old is a class act who is proven in the Premier League and can immediately hit the ground running for the new boys. Allen has been a shining light in his two seasons at Stoke, where his excellent distribution, energy and goalscoring have made him one of the outstanding players in a pretty mediocre side. The good news for Wolves is that Stoke will surely be open to a deal if, as expected they go down. Allen is a big earner and they are likely to want him off the payroll as they prepare to swap divisions with the Midlands giants.

In other Wolves news, the club have made an approach to sign a Celtic first teamer as they pounce on his contract uncertainty.

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