Swans ‘did ask’ about Joe Allen; but no Rhodes bid planned

Date published: Friday 22nd January 2016 4:51

Joe Allen: Subject of an enquiry from Swansea

Swansea coach Alan Curtis has confirmed the club have had an enquiry for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen knocked back – but has cooled links to Jordan Rhodes.

The Swans have been seeking to bolster their midfield after allowing Jonjo Shelvey to leave for Newcastle in a £12million deal last week.

They enquired about the possibility of re-signing midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool – but the Reds dismissed the approach.

Curtis, speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday’s trip to Everton, admitted Allen had come under their radar, but said a firm bid never materialised.

“There was no concrete offer. I think we’ve sounded out the availability of so many players,” Curtis revealed.

“Joe would be one of a number of names the club will have considered.”

Jordan Rhodes: Linked with a move in January

Only bottom side Aston Villa have scored fewer Premier League goals than Swansea this season and, with that in mind, Curtis has previously stated signing a striker is a priority for the Swans.

But asked about a potential bid for Blackburn forward Rhodes, Curtis added: “I don’t think Jordan’s name has been mentioned.”

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