Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Close On Midfielder

By on August 9, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Liverpool look set to finally land Joe Allen.

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Liverpool look set to finally land Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen after triggering his contract clause with a £15m bid, according to Sky Sports News.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the Welsh ace ever since former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers took over the hot-seat at Anfield.

Sky Sports claim Liverpool have been locked in negotiations with the Swans for weeks trying to secure a deal, but have so far been unable to agree terms over the 22-year-old.

But Rodgers is determined to get his man and has reportedly triggered the players release clause after tabling the required £15m, and the Reds will now look to tie up the deal quickly with the start of the Premier League just over a week away.

Allen returned to training with Swansea on Wednesday following his participation in the London 2012 Olympics with Team GB and held talks with chairman Huw Jenkins.

The midfielder is now due to meet with manager Michael Laudrup on Thursday and if Sky Sports are accurate and Liverpool have now triggered his release clause, it’s likely to be a farewell meeting between the two men as Allen looks set to move to Anfield in the coming days.

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6 Comments

  1. sarah

    August 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

    i think joe allen will be great up front with suarez they can bang in goals left right and centre so fingers crossed.

  2. LFC_Fan

    August 9, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Adam Version 2.0, but at double price.

    Similarities between Adam & Allen is both had a great first season @ EPL, if the transfer goes on, both ‘ll move to LFC from a small pond at big fish’s price & both Internationally play for European minnows.

    The fundamental difference between Allen & Alonso is one starts for mighty Wales & the other for a small matter of Spain. & Alonso moved from LFC to Real, those 2 super hyped Brits ‘ll move back from LFC to where they belonged (Blackpool, Swansea or similar club, battling EPL relegation or fighting for promotion in Championship), or they ‘ll make LFC to that level.

  3. come on lfc lfc

    August 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Liverpool will do great with Borini and Suarez Carroll will go

  4. Robbie Fowler

    August 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    For gods sake, up front with Suarez. ? Do you people know amything, watch, read or reaearch anything at all closely relative to football ? Hea a defensive midfielder that creates by bringing the wide players into the game ? Bloody up front – you sound like thick degenerate evertonians.

  5. juniorraymod

    August 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    we need joe allen in liverpool

  6. d prinz

    August 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    liverpool would b gr8 dis seAson..i cnt wait 4 d season 2 begin

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