Swansea City have enquired about re-signing Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen, according to The Telegraph.

The Swans are said to be chasing another deep-lying midfielder in this summer transfer window and are keen on bringing Allen back to the club where he made his name.

Allen came through the youth ranks at the Liberty Stadium and went on to make 127 appearances in a white shirt. In 2012, he followed Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool in a £15 million move and had a mixed spell at Anfield.

Last summer, he left Merseyside for Stoke, who managed to price-out the Swans with a £13 million bid for the Welsh international.

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Despite becoming a key man for the Potters, Paul Clement is eyeing up the former Swan as he prepares to add depth into his midfield.

Roque Mesa has come in in midfield whilst Jack Cork has departed this summer, however with Leon Britton nearly 35 the Swans need to be planning ahead for when Britton hangs up his boots and leaves a big gap at the Liberty. It’s probable Mesa is seen a Britton replacement and Allen is being seen as a potential Cork replacement.

Most fans would love Allen back at Swansea though – an opportunity the club missed out on last season.