LIVERPOOL target Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to finally resolve his future this week, with Tottenham still firm favourites to land the Icelandic international.
Sigurdsson’s club, Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim, confirmed that the midfielder would not be returning to Germany, and that a move to a Premier League club was all-but complete.
Markus Babbel, Hoffenheim’s manager, said: “Gylfi Sigurdsson is nearing agreement with a Premier League club. It’s all about the final details.
“I assume that the transfer will go through by the end of the week. Therefore it makes no sense for Sigurdsson to come back to training.”
Sigurdsson had been identified by new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers as a possible transfer target, after turning his back on a permanent move to Swansea, where he had impressed during a loan spell under Rodgers last season.
The 22-year-old’s wage demands, however, look to have put paid to a move to Anfield, with Spurs, who are also set to announce Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager this week, believed to have offered a more lucrative financial package. It is understood that Sigurdsson has already completed a medical with the Londoners, though Liverpool would not officially rule themselves out of the race late last week.