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.
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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