Liverpool are locked in talks with Swansea City for Joe Allen.

The Telegraph says Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre is finalising a deal for Swansea City midfielder Allen.

Ayre cancelled his planned trip to America for the club tour in order to continue negotiations with the Welsh club.

Despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur , manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Allen will not follow the example of Gylfi Sigurdsson and snub Anfield for a bigger salary at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool can seal a deal with a £15 million bid, activating a clause in Allen's contract, but have been trying to agree a smaller fee.