Tottenham move to beat Liverpool for Sigurdsson
The Mail on Sunday says it appeared that the 22-year-old Iceland international was set to follow his old Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers to Anfield in an £8million deal.
Now Spurs, who have yet to appoint a successor to sacked manager Harry Redknapp, have spoken to the Hoffenheim player, who has been allowed by the German outfit to select a new club providing the transfer fee is met.
It is believed Spurs have offered a better package and the player, who spent last season on loan at Swansea, is seriously considering it. Sigurdsson was a major influence in Swansea's impressive showing in their first season in the Premier League.