Boss targets move for Bolton ace
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is setting his sights on Bolton midfielder Mark Davies as an alternative to Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Rodgers had been hoping to team-up again with Icelandic international, after working with him previously at Reading and Swansea.
However, reports are now emerging suggesting that the 22-year-old will instead end up at Tottenham as the Reds are struggling to meet his wage demands.
Sigurdsson finished last season on loan in South Wales from German side Hoffenheim after joining Swansea in the January transfer window, where he was a huge hit.
A deal had virtually been agreed for the midfielder to join the Swans permanently before Liverpool scuppered their hopes of landing him when they came calling for Rodgers.
The Northern Irishman will be bitterly disappointed if Spurs do clinch his signature for £8m, with speculation rife that the transfer will be finalised once the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as their next manager is confirmed by the Londoners.
Rodgers will therefore instead turn his attention to Davies who is available for a fee in the region of £6m, having previously tried unsuccessfully to lure him to Swansea.
The 24-year-old was one of the few shining lights for Bolton last season as he scored four times for a Wanderers side that ended up being relegated from the Championship.