Swansea City have confirmed Liverpool are among a number of clubs to have registered interest in the availability of midfielder Joe Allen.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed last week he would be interested in taking his former player to Anfield. However, Swansea, who are 3.25 to be relegated next season, insist there is an agreement in place between the two clubs preventing approaches from Liverpool for any of their players for the next year.
"Swansea can confirm that Liverpool have expressed an interest in Joe Allen, despite a written agreement with Liverpool not to approach any players within the 12-month period of former manager Brendan Rodgers leaving for Anfield," the club stated on its official website.
"There has also been interest from other clubs regarding his possible availability and the club is due to speak to Joe, as originally planned, about the situation when he returns from GB (Olympic) duty.
"The club is not prepared to release any details on whether any formal bids have been made at this stage or details of Joe's contract, which are private and confidential."
It is believed the club, despite insisting they are not in the position of having to sell any of their players, would allow Allen to leave for around £15million.
The Swans, who finished five points behind Liverpool last season, open their league campaign at QPR on Saturday 18th August. They are 10.00 to win 1-0, while a goalless draw can be backed at 10.00.
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