Liverpool reportedly looking for £15million Joe Allen offer, as £8million Swansea bid is knocked back

The Reds are demanding more money for the Welsh Pirlo.

Liverpool reportedly looking for £15million Joe Allen offer, as £8million Swansea bid is knocked back
Allen featuring in the Europa League for Liverpool last season, a year in which he struggled for Premier League minutes (photo; Getty Images)

Reports suggest that Liverpool FC are open to the idea of selling midfielder Joe Allen this summer, but not for much less than around £15million, showing their intent to get good money from the deal after rejecting a Swansea City bid last week.

Not first choice on Merseyside

Little more than a rotation in Brendan Rodgers' final days, and then under Jürgen Klopp, it's always been expected that Allen could leave Liverpool this summer, four years after signing for the L4 club.

He's been linked, and still is, with the likes of Southampton and Leicester City, but it's his former-club Swansea that appear to be frontrunners, having lodged an £8million bid last week. This was rejected by the Reds, however negotiations are likely to continue.

Whilst Leicester and Southampton are interested, Allen's former club Swansea have lodged a bid (photo: Reuters)
Whilst Leicester and Southampton are interested, Allen's former club Swansea have lodged a bid (photo: Reuters)

Despite being on the periphery of the first team, Allen did produce impressive performances when called upon last season, scoring a last minute equaliser against Arsenal in the Premier League, whilst his introduction against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter final was hailed as one of the things that enabled Liverpool to make such a dramatic comeback.

Price is going up with every Euro 2016 game...

With this in mind, his stock didn't drop, and has only risen in recent weeks after starring for Wales in each of their three group games at Euro 2016, setting up a last 16 tie against Northern Ireland on Saturday, one that he's certain to feature in.

Taking this into account, Liverpool are confident of getting north of £10million for his services should they let the Welshman go, and are reportedly hoping that the final figure will be near the £15million they paid to Swansea for him back in Rodgers' first summer at the club.

If Allen can help Wales to the last eight on Saturday, that price may just nudge up a little more.