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Liverpool Could Miss Out On Dempsey But Close On £15m Allen

Liverpool risk missing out on Clint Dempsey to Italian side Roma but are closing in on the signing of Joe Allen after agreeing to pay his £15m release clause

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 could miss out on Clint Dempsey but close on Joe Allen.

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Liverpool risk missing out on Clint Dempsey but are closing in on the signing of Joe Allen, according to the Mirror.

Dempsey has been widely expected to leave Craven Cottage this summer and was left out behind as Fulham traveled to Switzerland for a pre-season training camp in order to push through a move away from the club.

Liverpool have been tracking the American forward all summer but have so far refused to meet the £10m fee Fulham are demanding. This hesitation has alerted Serie A side Roma, who are believed to be ready to meet the Cottagers valuation.

New Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to land the 29-year-old and Dempsey is understood to favour staying in the Premier League, but has not ruled out a move abroad if he doesn’t secure a move to Anfield.

The Mirror claim that Roma manager and former England assistant-manager Franco Baldini is a huge fan of Dempsey and will look to use his contacts at Fulham to negotiate a deal.

There is better news for Liverpool fans though as it looks like Joe Allen will finally seal his move to Merseyside after FSG agreed to sanction a £15m move for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen.

Rodgers has been desperate to sign Allen from his former side since taking the hot-seat at Anfield but has so far been unable to agree a deal after seeing a £12.5m offer rejected by the Welsh side.

However, the owners are now prepared to pay the £15m that will automatically trigger the players release clause, with Allen now free to complete the move after seeing his participation in the Olympics ended on Saturday night when Team GB crashed out to South Korea on penalties.

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  1. john

    August 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Not much of us really want Dempsey allen yer great but what we really want is world class goal scorer 20 plus a season

    • Naser

      August 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      I agree with you. With all due respect to BR, none of the players that he has been pursuing are really top class. Joe Allen, Borini etc may be star at Swansea, they look frankly ordinary at the level , wants to be in 2012-13. I hope that BR will not put a higher price tag of player’s personal loyalty to him over the interest of LFC. While I do agree that Andy Carroll could not live the expectation of £35 M price tag, but as long as he is fit, he is much more impactful player than what BR is looking at £10-15 m. Honestly, I donot believe that LFC was willing to allow Andy for a loan fee of £ 2 M, just because Andy Carroll may not be suitable for his style. I think that BR’s game plan will get significant benefit with Andy Carroll as he will provide variety for LFC and unpredictability for the opposition which even Barcelona does not have. If LFC struggle to penetrate through BR’s style against strong defensive teams like Chelsea under Roberto de Mattei, Andy can provide the killer punch. I hope that John Henry and BR will give a second thought.

  2. Kehins

    August 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Ok agreed with u, we need Allen and G. Ramirez @ Liverpool, if Depsey comes it will good but perhat we good finisher

  3. Glen

    August 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Theres no point running after dempsey, wat may seem a good run in a fulham shirt may not be the same in de red… besides he’s ageing, dont really need another joe cole in our team,,, BR please We need young talent with speed and agility both,,, thers so many out there in the likes of Gaston Ramirez, Dembele , Cissokho,theo walcott,Mvila, Christian Eriksen, Jack Rodwell , Lucas Silva , James Rodríguez, Erik Lamela .. Build a supa squad that kick some Man Blue n Red ass… Build a team thatll look more like the barca of the future.. thats wat we at Liverpool want to see…. YNWA…

    • Joe Haworth

      August 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Not going to happen is it? We are truly being shown as being a has-been club. Nobody but ageing , middle-talented players are even willing to talk to LFC let alone sign for them. FSG has really closed the lid on the money and is now relying on LFC to become a feeder/selling club for others. The mighty truly have fallen. Under FSG and the Americans we will NEVER see CL again however long they say it will be and as for the new stadium???????…forget it!

      • bazza

        August 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        Go and support another team you moron

      • LARRY

        August 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        You’re a Wipe pykie boy… Dempsey is the Best player in the EPL and you’ll a jealous hole.

  4. david

    August 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Liverpool need Dempsey irrespective of other players Rodgers may sign. He knows what is required in the EPL. Forget about his age and pay the price to get him and stop dithering. Goals, goals and more goals is what he provides. Nothing fancy about this American he just does the business. Don’t want our club to become Swanpool!

  5. ichado sam

    August 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    joe haworth, if that is ur prayer, it will never happen. Lfc wil see cl football next season. Wealther u like it or not

  6. Salad suarez

    August 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    We need dempsey he provides e assts n e goals,we need sm1 wth pressure so tht even wthout suarez we cn count 2 sm1 nt lyk lst season w mssd him 4 8games wth amateurs lyk downing,spearing n henderson we were crusifyd w n depth n our team

  7. Samuel

    August 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I think we realy do need dampsey.take a good look at him,he played well in d world cup and that means he’s not jst making it at fulham.he’s got the spirit,strength,dribbling,agility and most of all he scored 17 goals last season and he’s not injury prone .so why not go for him?

  8. Kelvin

    August 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I think we just need some1 dat wil b der wen suarez i nt in d line up. As for me we need all d hands we can get to move us forward. Be it allen, remirez dampsey etc.

  9. Abbo

    August 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    If we can get Joe Allen,Clint Dempsey and Gaston Ramirez we can adequately challenge even the title not jst top four

  10. williams s. etete

    August 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    with the way things are going i wont be surprise we loosing out on Gatson Ramirez because Rodgers is after his former club swansea players instead of bringing in quality players,i heard that 30mill.have been given to Rodgers but uptill now only Borini he has signed,i believe having Clint Dempsey could have help us a lot but Rodgers is now playing same Dalglish card in transfer market.

  11. alexandrite

    August 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Buy quality players,aly cissokho’G.Ramirez,Cavani and not average players like Allen.Ramsey far better than Allen.

  12. Faith

    August 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I dont really no what is wrong wit brendan rodgers cos he av d money 2 sign players nd luk @ dempsey dis guy as been pleadg 4 { come nd get me } 2lfc nd gaston ramirez also bt br insist in targetg his 4ma team players which supose nt 2b so.!!!! Br pls sign ramirez 15m nd dempsey 9m nt dat 2nd hendason called allen

  13. Alhassan humeiru daballi

    August 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Ithink it will a great news if Allen,s deal goes through.

  14. Ody

    August 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Just hoping a lot of deals happen this week. Imagine Arsenal and their transfers? Its unlike LFC. Please BR complete the deals in time the olympics is over for our targets. Get Allen, Ramirez, Dempsey and Vargas if possible. Then, loan or ship out those who wouldn’t get playing time. Though we are back in Europe and we’ll need numbers. Time’s ticking… Come on, LFC!!! YNWA

  15. Wezi Kaluba

    August 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    BR is useless wen it comes to buying quality players that wil push 4a top4.He only knows abt former players. If he doesnt sign G.Ramiers, Lfc will be as useless as BR.

  16. Chika

    August 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Pls smbody shuld tell BR that dempsey,allen,G ramirez are all good players nd we need a fast tricky winger who can cause defenders havoc with his speed nd pace.we need a good dribbler with ball control.thanks

  17. Mentozer

    August 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Pls!!! pls!!! Buy demsey 4 me datz if liverpool rily wnt me 2 fan dem dis season cos he got wot odas in lfc dos nt hv goal scorin ability

  18. LARRY

    August 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    If Liverpool is Smart and they are NOT.. they would beg borrow and steal to the Yank ( dempsey) . He has scored more goals then any one on the Reds. He Stronger & TOUGHER than any one on the Reds. I hope he stays at Fulham and they have the greatest year in their history. He can play out his contract and then move on Bungsliga.

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