Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen attracting interest from Sevilla

In-form midfielder Joe Allen, whose future at Liverpool remains uncertain as he looks for increased game time, is attracting interest from Europa League holders Sevilla, the club's sporting director Monchi has revealed.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen attracting interest from Sevilla
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Sevilla have confirmed their interest in Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen as an Anfield exit becomes increasingly likely.

Allen's market value has soared as a result of his fine performances for Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales, proving a crucial component of Chris Coleman's side.

La Liga side Sevilla are on the look-out for new midfielders after losing last season's first-choice pairing Ever Banega and Grzegorz Krychowiak to Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Liverpool are expected to want around £14 million in order to part ways with Allen, with Sevilla having yet to follow up their interest with an offer as they monitor a number of options, including Allen and Sao Paolo's Ganso

Several clubs courting in-form Allen 

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Allen has been as key as any other Wales player to their run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. (Picture: Getty Images)

Sevilla, who won the Europa League for the third consecutive season at the expense of Liverpool back in May, are among a number of clubs keeping tabs on Allen.

He enjoyed a surprise remergence in the second-half of the Premier League season, contributing a number of impressive performances from an advanced position - providing three goals and two assists from January 5 onwards.

Jürgen Klopp's side have already rejected an opening offer from his former club Swansea City, thought to be in the region of £8 million. But reigning champions Leicester City, as well as Southampton and Bournemouth, are also thought to be interested.

Sevilla's sporting director Monchi, renowned for his high-quality player recruitment, insisted that Ganso and Allen "aren't the only players" that fit into the club's plans but insisted: "They are on our list and they comply with the profile we are searching for."

Allen - who cost £15 million from Swansea back in 2012 - made a total of 37 appearances last season, though he started just eight times in the league, coming off the bench a further 11 times.   

Luis Alberto also heading for Liverpool exit?

Alberto could follow Allen out of the exit door this summer. (Picture: Getty Images)
Alberto could follow Allen out of the exit door this summer. (Picture: Getty Images)

Also on their radar is midfielder Luis Alberto, three years after selling the Spaniard to Liverpool for around £6.8 million. 

The 23-year-old had a successful season-long loan at Deportivo La Coruna in his homeland last season - contributing six goals and seven assists in 29 appearances -  and as such, the Reds are looking for a fee of around £7 million to let him go.

Monchi explained that they had "received an offer" from Alberto's agent, which they were "assessing."

"We haven't started talks with Liverpool," he admitted, before revealing that he fits into their "game style" and could prove "an interesting option" for them to pursue.

Alberto, who hasn't played competitively for the club since January 2014, is currently on Merseyside for pre-season training and could make an appearance in their opening friendly against Tranmere Rovers on Friday.

It is expected that Sevilla will officially lodge a bid for Alberto soon, but if Liverpool's demands are not met - the player could stay at the club as a back-up option next year as one of the lowest earners in the first-team.

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