Joe Allen to leave Liverpool but price-tag rising with each heroic Euro 2016 performance
Joe Allen's Euro 2016 heroics see Liverpool's asking price skyrocket.
The Welsh midfielder has enjoyed every minute of Euro 2016 and he doesn't want it to finish.
Allen has been impressive in victories over Slovakia, Russia, Northern Ireland and Belgium as Wales progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament.
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His future at Liverpool remains in doubt, however, and Jurgen Klopp seems content to let him go. For the right price.
The club have let it be known that they are happy with Allen remaining but they have also let other clubs know, behind the scenes, that they will entertain offers.
Thus far, the only offer for Allen has come from Swansea. His former club would be keen to get him back and offered £8m for the privilege.
That bid was rejected by Liverpool. According to The Daily Mail, the Reds are holding out for a higher fee. That was thought to be £10m, then £12m. Now, with Allen preparing for a a European Championship semi-final, Liverpool are now seeking £14m.
Liverpool have, no doubt, seen clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United shelling out £35m and £26m for the likes of Granit Xhaka and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and revalued Allen.
That figure could skyrocket past £14m if Wales, and Allen, progress to the final.