Liverpool are reportedly ready to approach Swansea once more in a bid to lure boss Brendan Rodgers to Anfield, according to The Guardian.
The Merseyside outfit need a new head coach after the sacking of Kenny Dalglish, with Wigan’s Roberto Martinez the alleged frontrunner after meeting the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group.
However, with the Reds eager to name a new boss by the end of this week, Liverpool have made a last-gasp bid to entice Rodgers into negotiations.
The Northern Irishman has led the Welsh side to the Premier League and an excellent debut season in the top flight, but has a £5 million release clause in the new contract that he signed in January.
“I didn’t put any clause in my contract to say if a top-four club comes in then I can speak to them. Not at all,” Rodgers has been quoted as saying however.
“The only item that was in the contract was if a big club came in and wanted me, and the chairman and I felt it was right for us to move on, then I wanted the club to benefit from it.
“That was very important for me that if I left the club would get rewarded. Other than that, I didn’t want to instigate anything in the contract because I wanted to show I was happy here and continue to work,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight