Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Liverpool Boss Rodgers Confirms Interest In Allen

Liverpool Boss Rodgers Confirms Interest In Allen

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is interested in Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen, but insists no negotiations have taken place.

Yesterday we reported that Allen's agent confirmed that the player has not handed in a transfer request despite all the rumours suggesting he has.

It's no surprise to see that Brendan Rodgers is targeting the talented young Welshman, despite him and his former club having an agreement that he wouldn't pinch Swansea's players for 12 months.

Rodgers contradicts the agreement and says he'll want to be in the market for some of Swansea's players.

'I have a great relationship with Swansea but if there is a market for any of the players, I would like to be in that market,'

'They respect that. He is a very talented player, which everyone knows, but there is nothing more at the moment. When players come to a club such as Liverpool, it's never straightforward.

'There are always other barriers and difficulties. At this moment, there are ongoing negotiations on a few targets.

'We hope we're close to some deals. I need to evaluate the players we have and assess the squad and bring some in to bring freshness to the group.

'As a manager you want them in sooner rather than later but the main thing is to get them in before the beginning of the season. If we do that, our job will be done.'


The media are also bigging up the possibility of a move to Liverpool for Joe Allen by looking at Michael Laudrup's targets and signings, suggesting he's looking at players who can replace the 22 year old. Jonathan de Guzman has joined on loan while Michu is expected to join, both are attacking midfielders. The media forget that Gylfi Sigurdsson hasn't stayed on permanently and the fact that the new manager may simply want to improve that area of his team.

Further speculation also says that Swansea City will be looking in the region of £15m to persuade them to sell one of their star assets.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday July 19 2012
Time: 8:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever

The Premier League season of 2016/17 didn't see a new goal record set in the top flight of football on Sunday, however the final day got extremely close.

Premier League 2016/17 Assist Kings (22/5/17)

With Sunday being the final day of the Premier League season of 2016/17, the Assist King Winner is now known.

Premier League 2016/17 Golden Glove Battle (22/5/17)

With Sunday being the final day of the Premier League season of 2016/17, the Golden Glove Winner is now known.

Premier League 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (22/5/17)

With Sunday being the final day of the Premier League season of 2016/17, the Golden Boot Winner is now known.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
Nordfeldt0%
Naughton0%
Mawson0%
Fernandez0%
Olsson0%
Fer0%
Britton50%
Carroll0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ayew50%
Llorente0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.yugo233
2.Phil W3
3.KevinE2
4.stevieray1
5.GilT1
Write for Vital Football