Rodgers eyes Allen
Swansea midfielder Joe Allen has been named as a transfer target by Liverpool manager and former boss Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers, who made the switch from the Liberty Stadium to Anfield to replace Kenny Dalglish this summer, confirmed his interest in the Welsh international after admitting he is also interested in Fulham's Clint Dempsey.
Allen signed a four-year deal with Swansea last year but Rodgers is keen to bring him to the north west.
Rodgers told SkySports.com: "I have a great relationship with Swansea but if there is a market for any of the players, I would like to be in that market.
"They respect that. He is a very talented player, which everyone knows but there is nothing more at the moment. When players come to a club such as Liverpool, it's never straightforward.
"There are always other barriers and difficulties. At this moment, there are ongoing negotiations on a few targets."