Chairman's Sigurdsson wish
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is vowing to do everything in his power to sign midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson but he knows it won't be easy.
Jenkins has revealed how the Swans tried to get an agreement in place to take the Icelander on a permanent basis this summer before sealing his loan in January. However, his club Hoffenheim refused to agree to that and now the South Wales outfit are facing a battle to secure his signature after the 22-year-old's return of seven goals from 15 appearances. Sigurdsson has already stated his desire to remain at the Liberty Stadium to continue his relationship with Swans manager Brendan Rodgers, who he worked with previously at Reading. Whether the player will get his wish is another matter altogether as Hoffenheim hold all of the cards and the early indication is that they want Sigurdsson back in their side next season. Jenkins told BBC Radio Wales: "He's done a great job for us and is still only young. Our aim is to keep our best players. We've always tried to do that over the years and it will be no different with Gylfi. The fact is when you take a player on loan, control is out of your hands. They (Hoffenheim) wouldn't commit to do a deal before we took him, which we would have loved to have done. "But we've got to hope that his relationship now with the club, with the players and with Brendan has helped him in the Premier League, and he sees us as a great option next season if he's allowed to leave his club in Germany. No doubt there's going to be a bit of a battle on our hands to secure his services for next season. "The other thing is they (Hoffenheim) have had a change of manager as well and he's still contracted there for a couple of years." Meanwhile, Jenkins is also keen on loaning Steven Caulker again next season from Tottenham as he has formed an impressive partnership with Ashley Williams in the heart of Swansea's defence.