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Spurs Trying To Hijack Liverpool’s Allen Move

Tottenham are trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen but his contract clause means the situation is complex, according to the Mirror

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, Tottenham are ready to do battle with Liverpool for Joe Allen.


Tottenham are trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen but a clause in his contract means the situation is complex, according to the Mirror.

Former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has been strongly linked with a move for Allen after taking up the reigns at Anfield. The Mirror suggest that the player has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave to one of the ‘big five’ clubs for £15m, but Rodgers is still hoping he can persuade the Swans to sell for less.

The Northern Irishman gave his word to Swansea that he wouldn’t try to sign any of his former players for at least a year, unless a player is subject to a bid from another side.

It’s understood Tottenham have launched a £10m move for Allen, meaning Liverpool are now free to make their move. However, the Reds may still be expected to match the £15m required in the aforementioned clause, which allows the Welshman to leave if Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool make a £15m bid.

But crucially, there is no mention of Spurs, so potentially Andre Villas-Boas may be able to land the 22-year-old for less than Liverpool if they can persuade Swansea to do business with them.

Rodgers is on a tight budget and the Mirror suggest he will try to push through the sale of Andy Carroll in the coming days in order to raise funds for his pursuit of Allen as well as tie up a deal for Fulham’s Clint Dempsey.

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  1. bill

    July 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

    haha why would swansea want to sell him to spurs for less??

    • Al Boy

      July 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

      The obvious answer is they wouldn’t, but a swap deal is possible.

      But a better question would be, why would Spurs want Joe Allen anyway?

      He’s simply not good enough for Tottenham, so all this reeks of the mirror simply filling up space in the sports pages.

      • shevyiddo

        July 25, 2012 at 11:21 am


  2. magnumopus

    July 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

    All only the usual media speculation drivel!

  3. Alex

    July 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Just one problem.. Liverpool isn’t part of the “big 5” anymore.

    • wiil

      July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

      yes they are.

      • shevyiddo

        July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

        Really? long ago? 2008/09? I think your great club history is exactly what it says on the tin ‘History’

  4. Phil

    July 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    They have a better relationship with Spurs than they do the scousers and also Spurs would be willing to loan Caulker back to them as part of the deal plus given a choice anyone would choose Spurs over the scousers. We’re on the up you’ll soon be a team that just hopes for aa top 10 finish, oh wait you already are lol

    • james

      July 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Wow you are deluded! Spurs on the up? please explain why? the last time i checked Liverpool won a cup and got into the final of another, when is the last time spuds won anything? oh that’s right no one remembers! ha ha! just because you lot offered Gylfi more money to join you and he justified it by giving the excuse spuds are on the up you guys believe him? lets wait till modric is sold and chelsea failure AVB take’s you near to relegation before talking! until then go enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

      • Pong

        July 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

        James. Be quiet. Its a fact that Spurs are going places. One of if not the best training facilities in the world. New stadium by 2015 that will dwarf Livercraps. Better players with the obvious exception of Gerrard.

        All you have left is history and thats all it is – history. You spend ridiculous amounts on average players get to two finals – where you were battered in all areas in one of them until you put a mammoth upfront that you now are desperate to sell. Your league form was nothing short of a joke.

        I find it hilarious that Liverpool fans think Gylfi joined because we offered him more money. Its not because we are now comfortably finishing ahead of you regularly and once Gerrard soon retires you will have absolutely nothing left except for a withered old stadium, shit players and memories of when you were good……..decades ago!

        • shevyiddo

          July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

          Yes Yes Pong lol…Yiddo!

      • shevyiddo

        July 25, 2012 at 11:23 am


        • JP

          July 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

          Why is he a twat? Because he holds a different view? So it’s OK for you Yids to come on here and bombard us Liverpool fans with insults yet when you get it back you just swear at us? Classy lot! You Tottenham fans are acting like you’re Real Madrid now you have AVB and big backers. You’re not. I hope AVB runs your cocky club into the ground. Really looking forward to Arsenal running rings around you this season and slamming you back down to where you belong – the bottom. Tottenham fans are the new Chelsea fans without the cups. If you’re going to attack fans, attack fans who don’t support a club with a cabinet miles larger than your own.

          • shevyiddo

            July 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

            Why is he a twat? Because he holds a different view?..You are right to an extent in my opinion and in my view he is a Twat and you are an over sensitive Twat..What’s your point? Only Kopites have views? Always banging on about your great club history…well guess what? History has f*** all to do with the present..if it did Preston North End would be Champions.Bottom line is LFC haven’t finished top 5 since 2009 and Spurs have each year since then.Bearing that in mind how can you say LFC AREN’T on the way down and THFC AREN’T on the way up? Like James above remarked to Phil in the initial comment.Also referring to him as deluded and showing nothing but spite and contempt for his personal view.I appreciate your passion but it works both ways mate.Surely you get that?

            • Raul

              July 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

              I’m sure finishing in the top 5 since 2009 and not winning anything is great for you Spurs fans, enjoy that, just remember people don’t remember who finished second, leave alone 4th or 5th.

              We won a cup last year, you won nothing.

              If you are a club on the up, why would players like Modric want to leave? That doesn’t seem to happen at clubs on the up….

              • VW

                July 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

                Raul – Players dont leave clubs on the up? So Christiano Ronaldo left United because they are a bunch of losers? Grow up. A while ago, Spurs won the League cup and all the Scousers were going on about how much better it was to finish higher in the league – now, apparently, its better to win a cup and fail to qualify for the Europa League. Make your minds up.

            • yiddo

              July 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

              ssshhh u boring me

  5. Robbie

    July 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Would love him at spurs and could replace Modric for half the price of mouthino!

  6. HK Spur

    July 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Top5. That rules Liverpool out cos they finished 8th. Spurs are a top 4 club so no competition there.

    • james

      July 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

      No one said the teams that finished in the top 5 positions? clause states top 5 clubs which spuds are not! just because liverpool have had a few bad years under bad owners does not make them a lesser club – we still have won more then you!LOL i love it when the worms come out of the woodwork after a few over achieved seasons! you lot forget Arry is gone!!

      • Pong

        July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

        Arry is gone!? Thats a good thing you plank.

      • shevyiddo

        July 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

        James you are an over sensitive Twat!Your not even the best team in Liverpool any more.

  7. dan

    July 25, 2012 at 10:36 am


    • wiil

      July 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

      what you are forgetting though is chelski gave us £55m for torres which accounts for downing and carroll, so we only bought adam henderson and coates with our own money, £30m oh and minus raul meireles £12m = £18m from our own pockets.

    • Issac Hunt

      July 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      The only disgrace is you sir, with a rant like that about a man who has done more for Liverpool Football Club and the city itself than you could ever hope to do in your entire miserable existence. Im going to assume you are under 30, and have little or not comprehension of what Kenny Dalglish means to the people of Liverpool for the way he played, managed and pulled the entire city together after Hillsborough. The SKY generation obviously forget football isnt 20yrs old, but over 130 yrs old, and more meaningful actions took place prior to 1992 than at any time since. You sir are the ignorant fool.

    • shevyiddo

      July 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      You are not a LFC fan I saw what he did after Hillsboro’ and he was directly involved in winning a good twenty odd of your bits of silverware…That’d be like Yids turning on Danny Blanchflower or Glenn Hoddle or the like…No in fact it’s worse in comparison.You should be ashamed.

  8. Abbo

    July 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Who are those spurs? i work between Nigeria n Ghana but i hav never come accross a SINGLE spurs fan even once!

    • Robbie

      July 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

      What a load of bollox!!

    • Yidango

      July 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

      No fans from Nigeria or Ghana???

  9. Steo

    July 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Haha True I don’t know any and I’m from Ireland haha funny. I was flicking true the sports channels and saw there pre session games and there were f@@k all supporters at it.

  10. Nick

    July 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Calm down chaps (my teams, better than yours blah blah…) I like Joe, and would be pleased if he came to LFC – but the midfield is already crammed, so if he does I expect some exits. Yes Spurs fans, you have a great team – I wish you all the best.

    • shevyiddo

      July 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm


  11. Wrighty

    July 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Have spurs ever won anything? We’ve won the title 18 times and the european cup 5 times, not 2 mention all the other trophies we are glitted with. Why don’t spurs the massive club go argue with other teams fans on there level like middlesbrough or Sunderland. Ha! Ha! Who r spurs

  12. Wezi Kaluba

    July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Allen is 99% a Liverpool player. Swansea and Lfc ve agreed a fee of £13.5.

  13. John mbom

    July 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Pls leave al dis spurs fans wit no existence,hw many trophy did u win and wit wat can u prove,u just want 2 show power bt nothing 2 prove,luk live allen alone,go elsewhere,dog dat can bark but can’t bite,up liverpool

  14. samuel

    July 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    liverpool n Swansea hv agreed fee of £13.5m to sign midfilder Joe Allen

  15. true red

    July 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    To all spurs fans

  16. Wrighty

    July 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Cockney twats!!!!!!!

  17. Adeola a adebisi

    July 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Spurs shuld walk down d street and hug transformer..we won 18 league cup,5 europ plus uefa cup, fa cup, carling cup and so on…spurs club full of sh**t

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