Rodgers chasing old boy for midfield reinforcement

Swansea midfielder Joe AllenLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is eager to reunite himself with Swansea’s Joe Allen at Anfield, according to The Daily Mail.

The Swans were believed to have put an agreement in place to stop the Northern Irishman from taking his former players to his new club. However, for the sake of their financial future Swansea will be willing to listen to offers for the midfielder.

The 22-year-old is valued at approximately £10m by his club and Rodgers is hopeful of benefitting from a lack of competition for the midfielder as Tottenham Hotspur focus their interests elsewhere.

Allen has been selected in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB squad for the Olympic Games this summer and so any move is unlikely to be made official until after the tournament.

Swansea will be hopeful of retaining the midfielder’s services as he had the fourth-best pass completion record in the entire Premier League last season and Rodgers will hope to use those talents as he looks to install his footballing philosophy at another club.

Rodgers also added that he was confident that centre-back duo Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel were to sign new contracts.

“I met Martin for the first time on Saturday. I am looking forward to working with him, likewise Daniel. I had a good feeling after I spoke to him,” he said.

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