Swansea confident of keeping Sigurdsson from United

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Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers is confident he can secure a permanent deal for Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer, and keep him from the clutches of Manchester United.

The 22-year-old Iceland international has scored seven goals in 17 appearances for the Swans since his January move from Hoffenheim and, understandably, Rodgers is desperate to keep him at the Liberty Stadium on a permanent basis.

Sigurdsson's performances have reportedly caught the eye of Manchester United and, according to the Daily Mail, Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in bringing the former Reading youngster to Old Trafford.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton have also been linked with the £8 million-rated Icelander, and a bidding war could ensue during the transfer window.

Swansea, though, have already made contact with Hoffenheim regarding a possible deal, and will hope their existing relationship with the German club will benefit them in negotiations.

“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 until the end of the season but we are very hopeful we can prise him here. He will be a great signing for us.”

Sigurdsson joined Hoffenheim from Reading for £6 million in the summer of 2010, but has been restricted to mainly substitute appearances for the Bundesliga side.

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