Liverpool have rejected an £8 million offer from Premier League outfit Swansea City for midfielder Joe Allen.
This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Swans are hoping to bring their former player back to the Liberty Stadium in this transfer window.
Allen, 26, is currently representing Wales at Euro 2016 and has been in fine form for his country, who have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.
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While he continues to shine on the international stage, his club future is far from certain and it appears that there's every chance that he will leave Merseyside over the coming months.
Indeed, the same report from the Mirror claims that the Reds are prepared to offload Allen but want as much as £10m for his services.
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Ultimately, then, Swansea will have to increase their offer by a further £2m to be reunited with the Welshman.
It's far from certain as to whether Allen would be interested in returning to the Swans, but a move away from Liverpool would surely interest him at this stage in his career.
That's because he has endured a topsy-turvy period at Liverpool. It must be noted that Allen has gone from a scapegoat to a fans' favourite over the course of the last year, but he's still failed to establish himself as a leading man for the club in the middle of the park.
Time to move on
Reds chief Jurgen Klopp clearly rates the midfielder - he selected him for some crucial games towards the end of last season - but it may well be best for all involved if he moves on.
At 26, it's crucial Allen manages to secure first-team football on a regular basis and it's unlikely that he's going to get that at Liverpool.
Under Klopp's regime, the Reds are clearly set to head into a new direction and there's every chance that the dynamic of the team will change between now and the start of the new season.
It's now up to Klopp to sign the right players in the transfer window in the pursuit of helping Liverpool climb the Premier League table.
After finishing in eighth position last term, it's imperative for the club that they once again challenge with the big boys towards the summit of the division.
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