Liverpool Football Club are set to pounce for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Icelandic midfielder excelled last season on loan at Swansea City, under the leadership of Liberty Stadium manager Brendan Rodgers.
A permanent deal had been set up to take Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim in a £6.8million move, but of course, Rodgers has left the Swans for Anfield.
And the Northern Irishman has indicated he is ready to pounce for the midfielder, and add him to his Reds squad ahead of the new season.
"If he [Sigurdsson] comes onto the market, I have to be interested," he said. "His initial chat has to be with Swansea, because he had a good period there.
"I said when I had the chat with the chairman (Huw Jenkins) the other day, when I told him I was going to go to Liverpool, that Gylfi came to Swansea because I was there as manager.
"I said to Huw if I speak to the kid I'll tell him to make sure he certainly comes down and speaks to the new (Swansea) manager, whoever that is, and that if he's still not comfortable with that, he's in the marketplace then - and then I have to look at him."
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