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Liverpool boss will only move once Sigurdsson rejects Swansea

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will not hijack the deal his former club Swansea has for Gylfi Sigurdsson unless the midfielder turns down the move. The Welsh side agreed a club-record fee of £6.8million for the 22-year-old Iceland international last month and confirmed he had accepted personal terms.

However the youngster revealed earlier this month he is now unlikely to sign at Swansea following Rodgers departure.

Rodgers told Liverpool's official website: "First and foremost, Gylfi is a Hoffenheim player.

"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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