SWANS KEEN ON GIOVANI DOS SANTOS
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring Tottenham forward Giovani Dos Santos to the Liberty Stadium.
The Mexico international has a year left to run on his contract at White Hart Lane but has grown frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities, having had loan spells with Ipswich, Galatasaray and Racing Santander.
The 23-year-old is set to hold talks over his future with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy following Mexico's ongoing United States tour.
Rodgers was in attendance as the forward turned in an excellent display for Mexico in their 2-0 win over Wales in New York on Sunday, with his teasing runs causing the Dragons defence all manner of problems.
It is understood any move for Dos Santos would be a loan deal, with Swansea set to break their transfer record to bring midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to the club on a permanent basis.
The Swans have agreed a fee of £6.8million with Hoffenheim for the Iceland international, who scored seven goals in 18 appearances while on loan to the Swans during the second half of their maiden Premier League campaign.
Sigurdsson, who was keen to stay at the Liberty Stadium, has already agreed personal terms and will undergo a medical later this week before he completes his move.
It will mark a full-time return to English football as the 22-year-old previously had two years at Reading between 2008 and 2010 prior to his £6million-plus move to the Bundesliga.
Sigurdsson was named Hoffenheim's player of the year in his first campaign, despite starting only 13 matches, but having missed much of pre-season he fell out of favour and was loaned to Swansea in January, making an instant impression.
The deal will almost double the club's previous highest outlay of £3.5million for striker Danny Graham last summer.
Yesterday Jenkins dismissed the Reds' renewed interest as "pure speculation" and the club issued a statement to stress their position had not changed from two weeks ago, when Rodgers turned down the chance to speak to Liverpool.
"We would like to clarify the speculation in the press surrounding our manager Brendan Rodgers," the statement read.
"We would like to confirm that there has been no contact from Liverpool and nothing has changed since our previous statement on the issue."
However, the statement did little to quash speculation and overnight Rodgers moved ahead of Wigan's Roberto Martinez as the bookmakers' favourite.
It is believed Rodgers initially turned down Liverpool as he did not want to become involved in a lengthy process, with up to 12 names being linked with the post at the time.
But there is growing belief in Wales and his native Northern Ireland that he would now be more receptive to an approach with the list of candidates having been whittled down.
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