New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could scupper former club Swansea City’s move for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Iceland international had a successful season on loan in Wales from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim and was expected to make the switch permanent this summer.
But the move now looks in doubt after Sigurdsson claimed he is unlikely to complete the move to Swansea, despite the deal reportedly being close to completion, and even suggested a willingness to follow Rodgers to Anfield.
Swansea announced a deal had been agreed with the 22-year-old last week, but the loss of the manager that brought them into the Premier League has halted the deal.
Sigurdsson claimed he still wanted to play in the Premier League and with the Swans, but Rodgers' departure has left the club in a state of uncertainty he thinks has put an end to any deal.
“It's just unclear at this moment where I will play,” he told mbl.is in his homeland.
“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.
“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.
“Th English Premier League is the platform that I want to be on and hopefully I continue to play in that division.”
These comments will come as a blow to Swansea, but they will be safe from any of their current players leaving for Merseyside in the next 12 months, due to a clause in the agreement that allowed the Northern Irishman take over from sacked Kenny Dalglish.