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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to return to former club Swansea for Joe Allen.
Despite talk of an agreement preventing Rodgers from buying Swansea players, the Welsh club would listen to reasonable offers for the sake of their financial future.
They value the 22-year-old midfielder at around £10million and Rodgers is hopeful of heading off interest from Tottenham, who are concentrating on Porto and Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho, 25.
Swansea, who have followed the signing of centre back Jose Manuel Flores from Genoa with the acquisition of attacking midfielder Jonathan de Guzman on a season-long loan from Villarreal, would be loathe to lose Allen but the lure of Liverpool would be difficult to resist.