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Swansea following Liverpool contract talks with Joe Allen

Swansea want allenSwansea are waiting to discover the fate of Liverpool’s contract talks with Joe Allen before potentially making a move if a agreement isn’t made between the player and club.

Allen has one year remaining on his Liverpool contract and no talks have yet taken place as Allen reached the Euro semi-finals with Wales after some impressive displays from the 26 year old.

Liverpool signed Allen from Swansea for a fee of 15million in 2012 when Brendan Rodgers was in charge and so far he has struggled to break into the first team under Klopp as the Welshman made just 8 premier league starts last season.

Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool will hold talks with Allen when he returns to the Reds preseason after a extended break and Klopp said he hopes they can reach a agreement when he returns.

“We will find a solution but it’s not done,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 5-0 friendly win on Wednesday night.

“Obviously Joe Allen is a good player. We never doubted this. He played a good European Championship, like the whole Welsh team.

“We have to make decisions, we have to find solutions. We have to talk to the player, ask the player and think about our situation. That’s how it works.”

Allen was named in the official UEFA team of the tournament after a number of impressive games which helped Wales have a fantastic tournament.

 

 

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Transfer Rumours: Liverpool to up their bid to 15million plus add-ons for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony

bonyReports last week had indicated that Liverpool had met the 20million release clause in Wilfried Bony’s contract.

But it seems that Liverpool’s bid was substantially lower than the release clause.

Reports have stated that Liverpool initially bid 12.5million for the 25-year-old, which was rejected by the Welsh side.

Liverpool do have other targets that they are willing to fall back on, but  it seems Rodgers is not giving up the chase for Bony yet.

It is thought now that Liverpool will return with a 15million bid plus substantial add-ons.

While that technically falls short of the release clause, Liverpool are hoping that Swansea will accept the new deal.

Although, Swansea are not likely to want to get rid of Bony, especially after they have sent Michu on loan to Napoli.

 

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Liverpool in advanced talks with Swansea striker Wilfried Bony

bonyLiverpool are reportedly in advanced talks with signing Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.

Swansea want a minimum of 20million for their star man, who impressed in his first season in England scoring 25 goals in all competitions.

The Ivory Coast international, who scored 2 goals at the World Cup in 3 games, has reportedly told friends that he wants Liverpool to meet Swansea’s valuation so he can make the move to Anfield.

Swansea paid 12million for the 25-year-old last summer and they want their valuation met if they are going to sell.

With Luis Suarez on the verge of a 75million move to Barcelona, Liverpool are looking at players that can add goals and creativity to their team.

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Markovic, who is due to fly to Merseyside this weekend for a medical, and Origi has visited Melwood to talk to Brendan Rodgers and is deciding what his best move is.

Liverpool have already signed Southampton due Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana for a combined 29million, and have signed Emre Can for 10million.

 

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Transfer Rumours: Liverpool want Bony or Benzema to replace Luis Suarez

bonyBenzemaLiverpool are currently looking at two players that could potentially replace Suarez goals in the Liverpool team.

With Luis Suarez on the verge of a 75million move to Barcelona, Liverpool are already looking at their options for a new marque striker to fit in at Anfield.

Wilfried Bony had a very good debut season in the Premier League last campaign with Swansea, scoring 25 goals in all competitions.

It has been reported that Tottenham have a long standing interest in the Ivory Coast international, but Liverpool have come in now that Tottenham are set to give a formal offer to Swansea City.

Bony will offer something different to Liverpool with his strength and aerial ability key to his game, while also knowing where the back of the net is.

Liverpool’s second player they are looking at is Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who will cost around the 40million mark.

Real Madrid are on the lookout for a new striker, with Falcoa being heavily tipped for a move to Madrid, and that means that Benzema will become available.

Benzema scored 24 goals in all competitions last season, despite playing second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo all season.

Benzema will offer Liverpool movement up front, as well as a very clinical finisher. Benzema is rated as one of the best natural strikers in the game.

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Liverpool consider 10million move for Swansea left-back Ben Davies

Ben DaviesLiverpool are considering a move for Swansea fullback Ben Davies, who is rated at 10million by his club.

Tottenham have been strong favourites to sign the Welshman all summer, but the move has stalled allowing Liverpool to make their move.

Liverpool are willing to match the 10million valuation, but Tottenham are trying to include players in exchange for Davies, which the Welsh side have rejected.

Swansea are willing to let the 21-year-old leave this summer as they already have a replacement in the team, Neil Tayler, but only if a club pay 10million.

Ben Davies has impressed in his last two seasons at Swansea, bursting on the scene at just 19 years old. The Welshman made 33 league appearances last season, and 37 league appearances in the previous campaign.

Liverpool’s first choice option is Alberto Moreno, but Seville are not willing to lower their valuation of 25million. Liverpool are now looking for alternatives to Moreno and Ben Davies is an option.

 

 

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Aspas a wanted man, as Liverpool target Burnley striker Danny Ings

Danny IngsAccording to a number of reports Liverpool are looking at bringing in a new striker to cover for Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, which could leave Iago Aspas even further down the pecking order.

Aspas has struggled at Liverpool since signing in the summer for 7.7million from Celta Vigo, scoring just his first senior competitive goal in Sundays FA Cup win over Oldam.

Swansea City are keen on Aspas due to the injury that has ruled Michu out till around February, while Valencia are also said to hold a strong interest. Both teams are looking at a loan deal in January, but Liverpool will want to sign another striker if they do let Aspas go.

Liverpool have just three senior strikers at the club with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge both guaranteed games if they are both fit, but need cover for them both and that has linked the Reds with Burnley hotshot Danny Ings.

Ings has netted 20 goals so far to lead Burnley to a surprise promotion chase to the Premeir League. Liverpool will face strong competition for Ings signature though as Premier League rivals Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Stoke are all keen on the striker.

Burnley will struggle to keep hold of Ings if a bid of above 5million is made as they have recently lost Charlie Austin to QPR for 5million.

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Rodgers: Allen can shine this season

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that midfielder Joe Allen can shine this season, having impressed in pre-season.

Liverpool signed Joe Allen from Swansea for 15million last summer but was hindered by a shoulder injury in his maiden season for the Reds.

Rodgers now feels that Allen can shine this season now that he is back to full fitness again. Liverpool now have good depth with Henderson and Allen both wanting a starting berth in the Reds side.

He said: “In the first three month of last season Joe [Allen] was our best player by a mile but he had a problem with his shoulder which curtailed his season.

“It meant he could not have that aggressive streak which is part of his game.

“Joe has been terrific over the course of pre-season and he did very well [against Olympiacos].

“It is important we have a real strong competitive group as we are trying to build the depth of the group so that I can change the team in games and when we go to play against certain teams I can change the team about.”

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Swansea City land Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey

Swansea City have today confirmed the 6million signing of out of favor Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

Liverpool deemed Shelvey surplus to requirements at the club, as the new signings have further pushed him down the list.

The 21-year-old is heading to the Liberty stadium after spending three years at Anfield. Swansea are looking to buy more home grown players to their squad and Shelvey fits into the mould of a talented young home grown player.

Shelvey represents a player with a lot of heart but just wasn’t quite good enough after not impressing Brendan Rodgers last season.

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Liverpool back in the race to sign Toby Alderweireld from Ajax

Liverpool are reportedly back in the hunt to sign Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, as Ajax have been given permission by FC Utrecht to speak to Alderweireld’s replacement Mike Van Der Hoom.

Ajax have been looking for a replacement for Alderweireld and it seems they have found him, Ajax have been given permission by FC Utrecht to speak to Van Der Hoom.

Liverpool looked to have missed out on the Belgium defender after it seemed that Bayer Leverkusen had begun talks with the 24-year-old but their interest has now cooled, leaving the door open for Liverpool.

It is thought that 8million will prize away highly-rated Alderweireld from Ajax, with the Belgium admitting interest in moving to the Premier League.

There are reports today suggesting that North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in signing Alderweireld, but Liverpool remain in pole position.

Liverpool are looking for one more defender that will be at the club for year to come but can also challenge for a starting berth for the coming season to add more competition.

Liverpool have been linked with both Ashley Williams of Swansea and kyriakos papadopoulos of FC Schalke 04 but have been priced out of both deals.

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Swansea agree 6million fee for Jonjo Shelvey

shelvey not wanted by Liverpool

Shelvey not wanted by Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder is reportedly on the verge of a switch from Anfield to Swansea after a fee of 6million was agreed between the two Premier League sides.

It is understood that Shelvey is on his way to Swansea and should be there at lunch time to discuss personal terms with the Welsh club.

There was significant interest in Shelvey from Premier League new boys Crystal Palace, who made a bid of 5million for the London born midfielder, but that made Swansea up their offer to get their man.

Huw Jenkins has confirmed that Swansea are looking to increase the number of home grown players in their side, with Shelvey the start of this plan.

“We have got to make sure that the make-up of our squad is right,” Jenkins reportedly told the South Wales Echo.

“And obviously part of that is making sure that we have so many British players in there.

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