Swansea City are set to win the race to sign England U-21 star and Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to SkySports.

Shelvey isn't considered to be an integral part of Liverpool's future and he fancies a move in search of regular playing time.

Brendan Rodgers has strengthened his midfield significantly this summer and these additions might mean less playing time for Shelvey, as he is destined to fall below in the pecking order.

With his Liverpool future in jeopardy, Swansea City has stepped up their pursuit of the midfielder. He is considered as a bright talent in the English set up and has already been capped by England. 

His England debut came as a substitute against San Marino earlier this summer, and he believes that regular playing time can fetch him a place in Roy Hodgson's next World Cup squad.

League Cup winner Shelvey, had made 20 Premier League appearances last season. But he finds himself in the periphery on most occasions. 

The midfielder is remembered for his wild lunge against rivals Manchester United which resulted in a red card. With his career about to stall in Liverpool, Swansea's bid will be a breath of fresh air for the former Charlton man.

Swansea City are looking to strengthen their squad for their Europa League campaign next season, and the Liverpool man features prominently in their plans. 

Chairman Huw Jenkins had admitted that the club are in talks with Liverpool over a possible move. 

A fee of £5million has been quoted for his services and Swansea are hoping to conclude the deal before a rival steps up their pursuit.


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