Sigurdsson in race to seal Reds move
Gylfi Sigurdsson has been given until the end of the month by Hoffenheim in order to seal a move to Liverpool.
The 22-year-old spent six months on loan at Swansea last season and was due to complete a permanent £6.8million move to the Welsh club. However, Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers' move to Anfield has complicated matters and the Iceland international has now set his heart on a move to the Reds in order to be re-united with his former boss. The midfielder was due to return to pre-season training with Hoffenheim on Monday but the Bundesliga club have given him an extended holiday in order to seal a move to Merseyside. Hoffenheim boss and former Liverpool defender Markus Babel has set a deadline of June 30 for Sigurdsson to complete a transfer or he will be forced to return to Germany. "Gylfi want 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," said Babel. "If, by the deadline on 30 June, he has done nothing, then he is here and will return to his pre-season with us. We have agreed this with him."