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Stoke make offer for Liverpool’s Allen

21 Jul

Joe Allen

Joe Allen played in every game for Wales at Euro 2016

Stoke City have made a bid in the region of £13m for Liverpool’s Wales midfielder Joe Allen.

The 26-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract, is also a target for the Potters’ Premier League rivals Swansea City, whom he left to move to Anfield in 2012.

Despite starting only eight league games last season, Allen was named in the Euro 2016 team of the tournament.

Allen, who is on holiday, wants his future resolved this summer.

Speaking after a 2-0 friendly win at Huddersfield on Wednesday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would not comment on any bid.

“I feel good about Joe,” he said. “I like the guy and I really think he is a wonderful football player. I knew this before the European Championship, I saw it during the Euros and I know it now.

“It is nothing to discuss in public, I’ve not seen him since the middle of May in Basel.”

Klopp was referring to the Europa League final, which Liverpool lost 3-1 to Sevilla in the Swiss city on 18 May.

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