BRENDAN RODGERS remains interested in signing Gylfi Sigurdsson if his proposed move to Swansea City falls through.
The Swans have agreed to the permanent signing of the Icelandic international from 1899 Hoffenheim in a deal worth £6.8m but Rodgers insists he would only swoop for Sigurdsson if that were to collapse.
“Gylfi came to Swansea because I was there as manager and his scoring record was fantastic,” said Rodgers.
“I pushed the club to make an agreement to sign Sigurdsson permanently and they did that in terms of the fee – and agreed the salary.
“So I have said to Huw (Jenkins, Swansea chairman): ‘I’m not going to do anything untoward. This is a guy you want, but it is down to Gylfi’.
“If he comes on the market I have to be interested.
“He knows that I rate his qualities and abilities.
“I said to Huw: ‘If I speak to the kid, I’ll tell him to speak to the new manager, whoever that is’.
“But if he’s not comfortable with that, he’s in the market place then – and I have to look at him.”