Liverpool are reportedly preparing to launch a bid for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen.
Liverpool are believed to be keen on making several more new signings this summer after bringing in striker Fabio Borini from Roma last week.
Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey is believed to still be a target for new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, despite the Merseysiders being embarrassed on Wednesday when their owners' website had claimed the club had "added Clint Dempsey to a team that came within a game of winning the FA Cup."
Fulham later insisted the report was inaccurate, and the article was removed, with Crunchsports.com understanding that as of Wednesday, the Reds were yet to evern lodge a bid for the United States international (see Related Articles for more).
Dempsey is one of several players thought to be on Rodgers' radar, and the former Swansea manager has been considering making a move for Allen for some time.
And according to Sky Sports, Rodgers is ready to raid his former club, despite an agreement being in place that would prevent the 39-year-old from signing any of his old players over the next twelve months.
The Swans are, however, believed to be prepared to sell to Rodgers, providing the price is right.
Allen is thought to be valued by Swansea at around £15million, and new boss Michael Laudrup last week stated the 22-year-old would only be available if their valuation was met.
"When people are doing well, and especially when it was Swansea’s first season in the Premier League, it’s normal some of the players were not that well known at the highest level and it’s normal there’s interest," said the Dane last week.
"Of course we want to keep our most important players here.
"But it’s also a part of football to accept that sometimes people leave because the offer is too big for the club or for the player.
"Of course it’s not something we’d welcome but you have to deal with it if and when the time arrives. For now it’s only speculation."