Hopes of Sigurdsson deal sink
SWANSEA City's bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson looks close to dead in the water — while Blackpool's hopes of landing Stephen Dobbie could be scuppered by the asking price.
Swansea's fears over Sigurdsson look like coming true following the departure of boss Brendan Rodgers last week.
As soon as Rodgers went, Sigurdsson's proposed £6.8 million move was under threat.
And the Icelandic midfield star has now admitted as much, saying: "I'd like to play on with Swansea since I was really happy there but after Brendan Rodgers left the club for Liverpool, that changed the situation.
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"I expect not to stay at Swansea because of the uncertainty going on there as it is not clear who is boss."
Sigurdsson indicated during his loan spell at Swansea that he would only sign a permanent deal if Rodgers was around.
And he admits Liverpool could now be a possibility with Rodgers in charge at Anfield.
"I have said that my desire to continue playing in the Premier League and Liverpool is completely considered," he added. "Liverpool is a big club that has a glorious history."
Blackpool, meanwhile, may scrap their bid to land Dobbie amid suggestions Swansea want more than £1 million for the forward. The Seasiders are thought to value Dobbie at between £500,000 and £750,000.