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Liverpool Won't Sell Joe Allen for Less Than £14 Million

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And then only if a deal for Dahoud or Zielinski goes through.

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We’re three days into the transfer window being open, the Euro quarter-finals have just wrapped up, and there’s some breath being held as a certain player’s Anfield future is left up in the air. Hot cross manbun himself, Joe Allen, may have given himself a value-bump through his performances for Wales in France.

While Liverpool previously rejected an £8 million offer from Swansea City, there’s now word that the club is valuing the midfielder at £14 million pounds. Granted, the word is from The Mail, so make of it what you will, but if true it’s only a million off what was paid to bring him over from Swansea in 2012. He’s been one of the driving forces between Wales’ cup run this summer, so it was only a matter of time before the club tried to bump his price tag up.

Now the only real obstacle seems to be whether the club will be able to finalize deals for either Zielinski or Dahoud, as that could directly affect decisions on whether to keep wee Joe or send him off. The Echo reports that while the deals for either young midfielder have seemed to cool, it is also unlikely the club will let Allen go unless one of them is signed.

The Zielinski negotiations have been wonky for some time, with Udinese preferring Napoli's offer and the player himself preferring Liverpool. Meanwhile Borussia Monchengladbach have already let Granit Xhaka and Havard Nordveit move on, making them less likely to sell off Dahoud as well—though earlier today, Dahoud liked a picture of Klopp at training yesterday on Instagram so who knows what’s actually going on there.

So, with all of that in mind, we strap in, because silly season is really just beginning. And who expected all this hubbub over our Welsh Jesus?