Liverpool have rejected a bid of £8million from Swansea for man-of-the-moment Joe Allen, according to the Mirror.
Swansea were hoping to bring the Welshman back to the club after he impressed in the last few weeks of the season for the Reds.
He has continued that form for Wales at the Euros, but that has clearly reinforced Liverpool’s own resolve to keep him.
Boss Jurgen Klopp has brought in plenty of new signings already, but he has primarily been strengthening the defence.
That means Allen still may have a future at the club, despite speculation that Sevilla are now also interested in his services.
Yet, the same paper is reporting that Liverpool aren’t dead set on keeping Allen, and may simply be holding out until Swansea meet their valuation of the player, believed to be closer to £10million.
Given that the Anfield club paid £15million for the midfielder, they will want to recoup as much of that as possible, but if he continues to play like he has been doing for Wales, it’s possible Liverpool may yet keep him altogether.