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Reds move closer to Allen deal

August 9, 2012
By Mike Whalley
Liverpool are understood to have made a £15 million bid for Joe Allen, triggering a release clause in the Swansea midfielder's contract.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that the offer - an increase on an earlier £12.5 million bid - will land the Wales international, who represented Team GB at the Olympics.

Allen, 22, has been a Liverpool target since Rodgers left Swansea for Anfield in June.

The Northern Irish manager had agreed not to make any approaches for ...

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