Tottenham have emerged as strong favourites to sign Hoffenheim's Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The 22-year-old had looked set to join up with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool following a successful loan spell under him at Swansea last season.
But while Liverpool's interest is ongoing, the midfielder is expected to move to White Hart Lane.
Spurs will pay around £8m for the player, who is poised to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours. (I've heard this one before…)
The deal is unlikely to be confirmed until 1 July but barring a last-minute change of heart, Liverpool look likely to miss out on one of their principal transfer targets.
The Reds have not yet conceded defeat but will need to go some way to matching the more lucrative package being offered by Spurs to revive the deal.
In May, Swansea revealed they had agreed personal terms with Sigurdsson after having a transfer fee of £6.8m accepted by Hoffenheim, but no deal has been finalized.
Sauce (Note: BBC has since rewrote the story. Above is the original article they posted.)