New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has suggested he will allow Joe Allen to join Liverpool, but is yet to speak to the midfielder since taking charge of the club.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers earlier this week confirmed his interest in Allen, while according to Sky Sports, the two clubs are in "advanced talks" over the sale of the 22-year-old, with Liverpool said to be ready to pay £15million.
Allen is currently with the Team GB squad ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, and Laudrup says he will only hold talks with the player once Liverpool lodge a firm bid.
"I haven't spoken to Joe since I have taken over," said the Dane.
"I haven't spoken to any of the three Olympics players and we have not had any contact from Liverpool.
"I am in contact with the chairman every day. We agree that if there will be an approach then we will have to talk to the player.
"We cannot just answer 100% yes or no without having talked to the player. That's a problem because he has to concentrate on the Olympics but we will have to deal with that if and when it comes to that.
"You can force players to stay but how does that help? It doesn't work like that. It's better to find a solution that suits both parties."
Laudrup did, however, confirm he has already made plans for if Allen does leave the Liberty Stadium.
"You always have to be one step ahead so we have to be prepared for everything," he added.
"It's not only in this case, but with each position in the team.
"When the transfer window closes on August 31st you can breathe a sigh of relief, but you only have three or four months when people do not talk about transfers because then you look ahead to January 1st. It will be the same then.
"You have to think about the present window as well as the future, which will be the winter window. But we obviously want to be able to have the best possible team available."