Swansea use outcast Liverpool midfielder in order to tempt back former boss

Swansea are keen on bringing former manager Brendan Rodgers back to the club this summer, according to The Sun.

The Northern Irishman has been out of work since being axed by Liverpool in October after a slow start to the season, as well as their failure to capitalise on their title challenge in 2013/14.

Since his sacking on Merseyside, he has been linked with a number of roles and was discussed as a potential candidate at Chelsea and Newcastle respectively.

However, the Swans are now reportedly dead set on luring him back to the Liberty Stadium at the end of this campaign.

After leaving South Wales in 2012, he is understood have remained in contact with chairman Huw Jenkins.

Current boss Francesco Guidolin has done a relatively good job of steering the club to safety, though is not expected to continue on until the summer.

The Italian has also suffered with health issues since taking over, missing a number of games due to a chest infection.

In an attempt to convince 43-year old to take the role, the club will reportedly allow him to make a move for Joe Allen, who he brought to Merseyside from Swansea when he departed almost four years ago.