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Rodgers waiting to swoop for Sigurdsson

ESPN staff
June 15, 2012
Gylfi Sigurdsson's move to Swansea has hit some stumbling blocks © PA Photos

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted he will bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson should former club Swansea City prove unable to seal a deal for the midfielder.

The Northern Irish manager has also been linked with a move for former player Sigurdsson despite the Icelandic international having already agreed a deal with the Welsh club, with whom he spent the second half of last season on loan.

Following Rodgers' departure the deal is thought to be in some jeopardy, with Sigurdsson unwilling to commit to the club under a new manager.

Although Rodgers insists that he will not look to poach the goalscoring midfielder off the Swans, he also believes that, should the deal collapse, Sigurdsson is fair game to approach.

"First and foremost, Gylfi is a Hoffenheim player," Rodgers added. "I took him on loan for the second half of last season and he did very, very well. He scored seven goals and made a real, positive contribution.

"I wanted to sign him for Swansea but, like I've said to him and his representatives, that has to be his first port of call.

"If he comes into the market for whatever reason - and I'm sure there'll be a number of clubs interested in Gylfi - then of course I would like to be in a position to put our case here at Liverpool to sign him.

"But I've always said, I think he's a player Swansea have had an agreement with and they have to have every chance to try and sign him. That's only right. If anything changes from that, we'll look at it from there."

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