New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup says he is yet to speak with Liverpool target Joe Allen about his future at the club.
Midfielder Allen signed a four-year contract with Swansea in 2011, and is a player former Swans coach Brendan Rodgers, now in charge of Liverpool, is believed to be interested in.
And Laudrup conceded there would be little he could do to stop the Wales international from leaving, should the midfielder want to move to Anfield.
“You can’t say yes or no without having spoken to the player,” Laudrup told Sky Sports.
“You have to know always what does the player want.
“If he says ‘No, I want to stay, I’m so happy here,’ then he stays. But, of course, if we get a very big offer and the player wants to leave, what means is there to keep him here?”
Laudrup said Allen’s involvement with Great Britain in the Olympic football tournament means discussions about his future will have to wait until after the Games.
“He’s a guy from here and very respected but let’s talk to him,” he said.
“Of course, we can’t do it now because he’s with the Olympic squad so we’ll have to wait.
“Until now there is nothing concrete but if there does come an important offer then we will have to talk to the player.”