Laudrup: No approach for Allen

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup says that, as far as he is aware, Liverpool have not made an approach for midfielder Joe Allen.

Allen was a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ side during their impressive first season in the Premier League and has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield – despite a reported agreement between to the clubs that Liverpool would not sign Swansea players.

Laudrup said;

“I want Joe to stay here because he is very important for the team. As far as I know, we have heard nothing from Liverpool.

“If it is more than just rumours then I’m sure the chairman will talk to me about it.”

Allen, 22, is part of the Great Britain squad for the Olympics. Some reports have suggested that, should another club aside from Liverpool make an approach for Swansea players, Liverpool would be free to express an interest.

Of the agreement, Laudrup said;

“I don’t know about the agreement, but of course I will do everything to keep the best players here.

“When that moment arrives and we have to deal with it then we will do it. For now it is only speculation.”

Laudrup though admitted that sometimes an offer is “too big” to refuse;

“But it’s also a part of football to accept sometimes that people leave when the offer is too big – for the club or for the player.”

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