Report claims Spanish club has made contact over Joe Allen; could it be this one?

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The Liverpool midfielder has also attracted interest from Swansea City and Watford according to reports.

Four Premier League clubs and one from La Liga have made contact with Liverpool over Joe Allen, according to a report in Tuesday's Sun newspaper.

Allen has a year to run on his Anfield contract and so far there has been no offer of a new one.

The tabloid claims that Swansea had an offer for their former player turned down in January, while the Guardian reported interest from Watford last month.

But could Allen, who was famously dubbed the Welsh Xavi by former boss Brendan Rodgers, be heading for the continent instead?

One club who could be in need of a player in Allen's mould is Sevilla, with their diminutive Argentine midfielder Ever Banega having agreed a move to Inter Milan this summer.

Liverpool have conducted business with the Andalusians on several occasions of late, most recently in 2015 when Iago Aspas moved to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on a permanent basis, before being transferred to Celta Vigo later that summer.

Just over half of Allen's 27 appearances this season have been from the start, and his first-team opportunities are likely to be reduced next term, if reports linking the Reds with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud are accurate.

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