Tottenham Hotspur appears to have moved ahead in the race to sign midfielder
Swansea City was the first club to agree terms with the German club but after manager
However, Press Association Sport understands that although the player is keen to be reunited with Rodgers, discussions have stalled due to Sigurdsson's wage demands.
Tottenham, therefore, has emerged as an alternative destination for the former Reading midfielder who scored seven goals in 19 matches for Swansea last season and was named Premier League player of the month for March.
Hoffenheim has given Sigurdsson until Saturday to secure a move to
Swansea thought it had secured the player on a permanent basis after agreeing a club-record £6.8 million ($10.57 million) fee soon after the end of the season but before Sigurdsson could complete a medical its manager was lured to Liverpool.
Rodgers admitted he would be interested in signing the midfielder for the Reds but stressed the player had to first speak to new Swansea boss Michael Laudrup.
When the prospect of him moving to the
Last week Hoffenheim coach
"We have agreed this with him."
Sigurdsson is contracted to Hoffenheim for another two years but despite impressing in his first campaign in 2010-2011 he dropped down the pecking order last season, forcing his loan to Swansea.
English Premier League
Michael Laudrup has urged his Swansea side to remain motivated and claim a victory against Fulham which could see it finish best of the rest in the Barclays Premier League.