Swansea City are said to have joined the race to sign Joe Allen, their former player, in this summer's transfer window.
The Liverpool midfielder was one of the surprise stars of Euro 2016, where he helped Wales reach the semi-final, and despite his questionable spell on Merseyside, he has been courted by several Premier League clubs as a result.
Stoke City are reported to have made a £13m bid for the diminutive Welshman, but now his former side Swansea have entered the race for his signature.
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Allen was part of the Welsh club's youth system, advancing through the ranks and becoming one of the stars of Brendan Rodgers' side.
The Northern Irish manager then saw fit to invest £15m in bringing his former player with him to Anfield, famously labelling him the 'Welsh Xavi'.
Allen sadly failed to live up to his comparison to the Spanish maestro and a move away from Merseyside now seems the most logical career step for the 26-year-old.
Jason Levein, who recently took part in a £100m takeover at Swansea, confirmed his side's interest in the Liverpool man, according to Goal:
"He is certainly someone we have our eye on and we are discussing making a bid.
"We spent time thinking how additions to the club will fit in with the structure and he is someone with a great history here.
"He is still a young player. He is someone who multiple clubs are interested in, us included."
Allen's career stagnation at Liverpool has been apparent for some time and after his former club's fresh financial injection, a return home would be a smart move for a very talented player.
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