Swans won't stop Allen exit
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has confirmed Liverpool target Joe Allen will decide if he wants to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on returning to his former club to take the highly-rated 22-year-old playmaker to Anfield with a £15million deal thought to be on the table. And, while Laudrup has not spoken to Allen about his future because the player is currently with the Team GB squad preparing for the London Olympics, the Danish tactician admitted that he is already making contingency plans for his departure. Laudrup also insisted that the Wales international, who only signed a new four-year deal with the Swans last summer, would be able to determine where his future lies. He said: "I haven't spoken to Joe since I have taken over. 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."