Swansea midfielder Joe Allen has reportedly agreed personal terms with Liverpool as a move to Anfield edges closer.
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.
The two sides are yet to agree a fee, with Liverpool 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.
According to the South Wales Evening Post, Allen's camp were given permission to speak to Liverpool last month, and personal terms have been agreed which a source close to the player said will "set him up for life".
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 can 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 still 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.