Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly keen on signing the Stoke City ace.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be desperate to bolster his ranks at Molineux during the summer transfer window, in an attempt to build a squad who are capable of enjoying a successful Premier League campaign next season.
One area where the Portuguese is reportedly looking to strengthen is his central midfield department, with the Sun claiming that he is lining up a £20 million swoop for Stoke City’s Joe Allen this summer.
With the Potters staring relegation down to the Championship in the face, the Wales international would surely be tempted into a switch to Molineux.
Allen is a classy midfielder, and can play in a variety of positions ranging from the deep-lying midfield role to the more advanced number 10 position.
The 28-year-old also has plenty of experience in playing at the very highest level – something that could prove to be vital to Wolves upon their return to the top flight.
He could also form a fantastic central midfield partnership with Ruben Neves, if the Portuguese remains at the club in the summer.
For the reported fee of just £20 million, Wolves could secure themselves a relative bargain by bringing Allen to Molineux this summer, considering the current inflated state of the transfer market, and by signing the Stoke man, Wolves would be making a big statement of intent ahead of next season.