Swans fire Allen fee warning
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has told Liverpool they will have to break the bank if they wish to land Joe Allen this summer.
Allen is back with the rest of the Swans squad following his appearances for Team GB at the Olympics but he may not stay for long as Liverpool step up their interest.
It looks as though Swansea have come to terms with the fact the player will move on but Laudrup says he will not be leaving on the cheap and Brendan Rodgers will have to pay big money.
Liverpool paid big money to sign Jordan Henderson last summer and Laudrup says that Allen is worth more.
"Joe is worth a lot of money," Laudrup revealed. "Their manager knows if he wants to change the way Liverpool play he needs a midfielder like Joe who is young and can play at the highest level.
"We saw they bought a couple of midfielders in the last few years for a lot of money but Joe is on a level above. If one is worth £17m then he is worth more, perhaps £20m or so."