Swansea target transfer of Joe Allen from Liverpool - Sky sources
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 15/07/16 11:09am
Swansea will wait to discover the outcome of Joe Allen's talks with Liverpool before deciding whether to press ahead with a move for the midfielder, according to Sky sources.
Allen, who left Swansea for Liverpool in a £15m deal in 2012, has one year remaining on his current contract at Anfield and has yet to hold talks over an extension.
The 26-year-old struggled to establish himself as a regular starter following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp as manager in October, making just eight Premier League starts.
Allen is yet to link up with the Liverpool squad ahead of the new season and is enjoying an extended period of rest after helping Wales reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016 this summer.
Klopp has confirmed he will hold talks with Allen once he returns for pre-season and said he hopes to find a "solution" on the Wales international's future.
Allen was named in UEFA's team of the tournament following the conclusion of the finals in France after producing a number of impressive performances for his country.
Sky sources understand Swansea's main priority is to strengthen their attacking options and hope to bring in at least two new forwards before the close of the summer transfer window.
American businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan completed their £110m takeover of Swansea in July and were expected to invest between £30m and £50m in the playing squad this summer.
Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin, who is currently away with the first-team squad on their pre-season tour of the United States, has already secured the permanent signing of Leroy Fer as well as the arrivals of Tyler Reid and Mike Van der Horn.