Liverpool could be set to swoop for Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson after negotiations over his proposed £6.8million move to Swansea City broke down.
New Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was set to sign Sigurdsson after an impressive loan spell at the Liberty Stadium, but the deal is set to have been put on hold following Rodgers’ move to Liverpool.
Now Rodgers is keen to steal the highly-rated 22-year-old from under the noses of his former club, and Sigurðsson himself has now opened the door to a move to Anfield.
“It’s just unclear at this moment where I will play,” he told mbl.is in his homeland.
“I expect not to stay at Swansea because of the uncertainty going on there as it is not clear who is boss.
“I have said that my desire to continue playing in the Premier League and Liverpool is completely considered.
“Liverpool is a big club that has a glorious history.
“English Premier League is the platform that I want to be and hopefully is that I continue to play in that division.”
He added, “I got in touch with Brendan when he was appointed Liverpool manager.
“I wish him congratulations and thanked him for a great time at Swansea.”
Johnson has struggled to claim a Man City first team place as their squad has been built with the cream of European footballing talent.
But Rodgers may see him as a great replacement for Dirk Kuyt, who left for Turkish club Fenerbahce earlier this week after six years at the club.