New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is set to bring Wolves ‘keeper Dorus De Vries to Anfield before swooping for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen, announced The Daily Mail today.
De Vries worked under Rodgers at Swansea before being sold to Wolves on a free transfer last summer, and his move as well as the proposed signing of Joe Allen would see Rodger’s becoming reunited with two former players.
Having already signed Roma forward Fabio Borini, the new Anfield manger will be eager to see his side break into the top four once again, and having a back up goalkeeper of De Vries’ standard will not only provide such stability, but will be a bargain.
It is believed the arrival of De Vries will see stand by ‘keepers Alexander Doni and Brad Jones shown the door at Anfield, as the Reds also look to reduce their wage bill.
Swansea City however, remain unimpressed with speculation linking Joe Allen with a move to Merseyside, and a statement from the Welsh side read: ‘the club are extremely disappointed that speculation regarding aspects of his contract have been released by parties outside the club’
Allen is believed to cost around £15 million, with the deal to be carried out after the Olympics, whilst De Vries would cost the Reds £750,000.