Date:Monday June 18 2012
Hoffenheim have given midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson until the end of the month to decide on his future - with Liverpool strong favourites to complete a move.
Swansea City looked set to sign the highly talented goalscoring midfielder following an influential loan spell last season, but a move was scuppered by manager Brendan Rodgers' move to Liverpool.
It's widely regarded that Sigurdsson sees Rodgers as a big influence on him and he wants to follow him to Merseyside - he was keen to work with him at Swansea City had he stayed.
There have been reports that new Swans boss Michael Laudrup will have one last attempt to lure him to stay at the Liberty Stadium, but the Icelandic youngster has set his sights on a move to the Reds. Apparently, Liverpool have begun talks with the player after having a bid agreed - likely to be more than the £6.8m the Swans settled on with Hoffenheim.
Sigurdsson is expected to complete a move to Liverpool this week.
A Hoffenheim statement read:
'Gylfi Sigurdsson will not be with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the start of pre-season,'
'He has, after consultation, obtained a prolonged holiday until 30 June.
'The club wants the 22-year-old to continue to secure a future in the Premier League.'
Hoffenheim's head coach Markus Babbel said:
'Gylfi wants to stay in England and is in negotiations there,'
'Thus it makes no sense for both sides for him to return to Hoffenheim, perhaps only for a few days.
'If, by the deadline on June 30, he has done nothing then he will return to his pre-season with us.
'We have agreed this with him.'
Date:Monday June 18 2012
van Gaal Wants Revenge After Double Defeat vs Swans (Sunday August 30 2015)
Analysis: Tactical Changes & Improvements in 2015/16 (Sunday August 30 2015)
Analysis - Swans Benefiting From Playing To Gomis' Strengths (Thursday August 27 2015)
Infographic - England Based On Stats! (Swansea) (Thursday August 27 2015)
FSF Match Day Protest Over Prices - Swansea (Thursday August 27 2015)
Jack Cork is Your Man of the Match vs Sunderland (Wednesday August 26 2015)
Capital One Cup 3rd Round Draw: Hull City vs Swansea City (Tuesday August 25 2015)
Stats: Swansea City v York City (Tuesday August 25 2015)
Team Line-Ups & Updates: FT: Swansea City 3-0 York City (Tuesday August 25 2015)
Talking Points - Sunderland 1-1 Swansea City (Monday August 24 2015)
|7.||John Jubal Murphy||1|
|7. West Ham||4||2||0||2||3||6|
|11. AFC Bournemouth||4||1||1||2||-1||4|
|Valdes Besiktas Move is OFF
» Man Utd : 30/08/2015 13:50:00
|One Strange Fact
» Chelsea : 30/08/2015 13:43:00
|The Ped Report... City 2-0 Watford
» Man City : 30/08/2015 13:25:00
|The Rise Of Craig Cathcart
» Watford : 30/08/2015 13:23:00
» Crystal Palace : 30/08/2015 13:06:01