Rodgers closes on midfielder deal
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers says he is 'very hopeful' of signing Gylfi Sigurdsson on a permanent basis.
Rodgers is keen to land the Icelandic midfielder following an outstanding spell on loan at the Liberty Stadium but there is no shortage of interest in the player.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle are among the clubs who are keen, while it has also been suggested that his parent club Hoffenheim may not wish to sell.
Sigurdsson himself has said he would love to sign for the Swans on a permanent basis and now Rodgers says he is confident of being able to push through a deal.
"He has been brilliant in his time here and he really enjoys it here," Rodgers told talksport. "Our club is looking to to get something in place with Hoffenheim.
"It will probably run over it until the end of the season but we are very hopeful we can prise him here. He will be a great signing for us."