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Allen poised to make Liverpool move

Joe Allen could be a Liverpool player by the weekend.

The Wales international, who represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games this summer, enjoyed a fine debut season in the Premier League for Swansea City last term. So when Brendan Rodgers left the Liberty Stadium for Anfield, it was perhaps inevitable that he would enquire about the midfielder’s availability.

However, in doing so he has angered his former employers, due to an agreement which started he would not bid for any Swans player for at least 12 months. But it is understood that deal would be waived if either another club showed an interest in one of his targets, or if the Welsh side feel the offer is good enough to consider.

In the first instance, it is thought Tottenham Hotspur had made it known they would like to sign Allen. It is believed Andre Villas-Boas had tabled an offer of £10million for the midfielder, which was rejected. Rodgers then made a bid of his own, £12.5million, which was also snubbed. But the Reds boss is now prepared to meet the release clause to land the player, which stands at a fee of £15million.

Liverpool are now trying to push the deal through before the weekend, as they piece together their squad ahead of the new season. 

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