Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been told that he will have to pay £15 million if he wants to lure Joe Allen to Anfield, according to Mirror Football.
The Northern Irish manager is keen to raid his former club Swansea for their star midfielder, in a bid to boost the Merseyside club’s chances of finishing in the top four next term.
However, despite the fact that contact has been made between the clubs, there is thought to be a significant difference in the two sides’ valuations of Allen.
The Liberty Stadium club are pointing to the example of Jordan Henderson, who Liverpool paid £16 million for last summer, and feel that a similar fee will be necessary to convince them to part with their star.
Allen has been selected in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB squad for the Olympics this summer.
By Gareth McKnight