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Reds In Advanced Talks To Sign £15m Midfielder

Liverpool are in advanced talks to sign Swansea midfielder Joe Allen, with the Reds prepared to meet the 22-year-old’s £15m buy-out clause, according to reports

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 close on the signing of Joe Allen.


Liverpool are closing in on Swansea midfielder Joe Allen, according to Sky Sports News.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for Allen every since Brendan Rodgers made the move to Anfield from the Liberty Stadium earlier in the summer.

Rodgers confirmed his interest in the Swans schemer yesterday as he continues to try and re-shape his squad ahead of next season, and Sky Sports News are now reporting that Liverpool are in advanced talks over the 22-year-old midfielder.

Allen is currently away with Team GB as they prepare for the up-coming Olympic Games, but he’s thought to be keen on sealing a switch to Merseyside and once again link up with Rodgers.

Swansea are understandably reluctant to lose one of their most influential players, but will be unable to turn down a sizable offer. Sky Sports understand that Allen has a release clause in his contract and Liverpool are prepared to match the £15m fee required to land the Welshman.

New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is preparing for life without Allen after signing Spanish midfielder Michu, and Liverpool are believed to be keen to tie up the deal quickly so the player can have time to settle with his new squad ahead of next season.

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  1. Michael Roberts

    July 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Great signing (if it happens) he knows Rogers and Rogers knows him…
    Can only improve as a player from Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva.
    Joe Allen will be a star player at LFC for many years too come and could establish himself as one of the great names to the rule midfield.

  2. Nivster

    July 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    …. Like Jorden Henderson.

    • SuaRed

      July 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Henderson has just turned 22. Lucas was castigated in his first few seasons at Anfield. Your comment WILL come back and bite you on the behind.

      • robbie

        July 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        totally agree,, hendo is still a kid, the engine on him is from another world, he has played alot for lfc out of position,, i know stevie is getting on now but with allen, lucas and hendo, our midfield looks like it will go from strength to strength and could be around for the next 8yrs easily,, YNWA JFT96, remember, suso pacheco coady stirling silva morgan etc etc,, the future is rosey RED lar

  3. Joe Haworth

    July 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I really cannot believe that we are falling for yet another Newcastle affair but this time with Swansea !!!
    The price is GROSSLY exaggerated ( as usual for Brits ) and we do not need him.
    We have Gerard Lucas Aquilani Cole Henderson Shelvey and more from the Academy so what do we need another mid-fielder for . Naturally we need to be taught how to play football by these world experts !

    • MJF

      July 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      And who the hell made you an expert on player valuations?

      Do you have access to a talent vs transfer fee scale that none of us are privvy to?

      As Rodgers has first hand experience of Allen I’ll take his view on whether £15m (rumoured) is a reasonable fee.

    • MrLFC

      July 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Gerrard is aging sorry to confess. Aquilani hasent proved himself in BPL yet, Cole isnt what he used to be. Allen was the fourth in passing accuracy all over Europe, at Swansea. For 15 M in his early twenties, working with the same manager a la Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, whos to say…

  4. Fisseha mamo

    July 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Lfc is too late and that is why rumours are being changed to unreal…!!!!! Iwas happy when Iread lfc agree to sign Cl.Demsey but nothing…this may also be….

  5. RedSim

    July 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I’d be astonished if we pay more than £9m for Allen and no more than £7m Dempsey. They’re ok but fairly uninspiring.I’d much rather we went for players like Ramirez and Mirallas

    • Matt

      July 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Yeah we all would but unless we sell players, raise 20 mil or more we ain’t gonna be able to get top european players, no real room for Allen and henderson so maybe Rodgers has a plan to sell him? Who knows, I haven’t got a clue what to expect this season, as long as we’re not as unlucky as last year we will improve

  6. Ibrahim easymaheal

    July 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I pray liverpool sign dis player

  7. tayo

    July 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    pls BR dont sign dis guy, ganso or ramirez will definitely fit the bill and not just one overhyped player

    • Lewis

      July 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Are you a moron? First of all, since when has Ganso expressed an interest to join Liverpool? Because I dont recall it. Secondly, there wasnt even any interest from Rodgers in Ramirez in the first place. Ramirez was a target for Kenny Dalglish and when he was sacked, the intereset faded. Finally, Joe Allen is not another “overhyped” player and if you did your research before judging players, you would know that. Joe Allen actually had the 6th best pass completion rate in Europe last season with 90.3%. Personally, I think he would be a great addition to our team. Go ahead and make it happen Rodgers. YNWA!

  8. Ike joseph

    July 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Pls lfc let go 4 demsey he is perfect

  9. mwmerlin7

    July 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    It wud be great if demsey signs for us ynwa

  10. red forever

    July 21, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Liverpool should be more discreet when doing their deals. They always counting the chickens before the eggs can hatch,that’s the reason why no deals materialise.And also the reason why other clubs end up bidding the same players that Liverpool are ineterested in.Brendan Rodgers should also bring some top class players into the team,and not follow the same route as Daglish, with regard to signings.

  11. Max

    July 21, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Did anyone see Allen play yesterday against Brazil ? He was pretty ordinary to me.

  12. TONY

    July 21, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Liverpool close in on alle for 15million perfect only signing remaning is lfc trying to buy mirrilas do not buy dempsey ——————————————–
    Formation 4-3-3




  13. Mac

    July 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Bellamy in midfield? No Gerrard? U been up drinking all night haha….

  14. Bryan Francis

    July 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    If we can spend 15m on Allen,why not add 1m and buy Ramirez who is better in my eyes. I watched Allen last night and he wasnt doing anything worthy of note against Brazil. I would have liked Dempsey if he was 5yrs younger. Why not use the 7m for Dempsey on Mirallas who is said to have a 6.4m release clause. Am really sick of LFC transfers. Such mediocre players all the time for big bucks.

  15. Orieno

    July 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Please midfuild is not d problem, we just have to change our goalkeeper, i tel u!

  16. Moshood

    July 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Formation 4 3 3 Reina Johnson Enrique Agger Skrtel Lucas Allen Gerrard Dempsy Suarez Borini

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