Bookmakers on Friday afternoon suspended betting on Swansea midfielder Joe Allen joining Liverpool during the transfer window.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers last month confirmed he is interested in raiding his former club for the 22-year-old, who is currently on Olympic Duty with Team GB, and reports over the past few days have suggested a move to Merseyside is close to being agreed.
Earlier this week, the South Wales Evening Post reported that Allen's camp had been given permission to speak to Liverpool recently and that personal terms had been agreed, which a source close to the player said will "set him up for life".
It remains to be seen whether the two sides are yet to agree a fee, but on Friday afternoon Sky Bet reported that they had seen "consistent bets on the Swansea man to move to Liverpool" and after backing him down to 1/6 eventually suspended their Joe Allen markets.
Liverpool are believed to have offered £12.5million for Allen, with the Swans possibly also being offered the chance to take a player on loan for the next twelve months.
Allen has a £15m buy-out clause which it is believed Swansea are holding out for.
The clause states that if one of the big five in the Premier League - Arsenal, Chelsea, either of the two Manchester clubs, or Liverpool - offer £15m, Swansea must sell.
But for any deal below that figure, Swansea could still opt not to sell to Liverpool because of a clause in the compensation package agreed when Rodgers left the Liberty Stadium earlier this summer.
Tottenham are also thought to be keen on signing Allen, and an addition clause in his contract states that if any club outside the big five offers just £10m, Swansea must sanction a deal.