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Swansea City: 'Rodgers compensation will be settled in next 24 hours'

Swansea City have officially confirmed that manager Brendan Rodgers will leave the club.

Following on from discussions with Liverpool's owners, Brendan has informed us that he would like to take up their offer to manage Liverpool. At the moment we are currently in talks with the owners to agree compensation. We are trying to finalise that within the next 24 hours.

Although we are very disappointed to lose such a talented, young British manager, we didn't wish to stand in his way. We wish Brendan every success in the future. We will always remain good friends and we thank him for all his hard work and passion at this football club over the past two years.

– Huw Jenkins, Swansea City chairman


A "shrewd move"? Reaction to Rodgers' Liverpool move

Reports: Rodgers set for Liverpool

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers appears to be edging closer to filling Liverpool's managerial vacancy but reports he has agreed a three-year deal have been dismissed as premature.

The 39-year-old emerged yesterday as the first choice to succeed Kenny Dalglish, having moved ahead of Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.

Reports began circulating late this afternoon that a three-year deal had been agreed, although the Press Association says it was told by sources at Liverpool this was "categorically untrue".

The Reds will have to pay somewhere in the region of between £4million to £5million in compensation as part of the new contract Rodgers signed at the Liberty Stadium in February.

Swans set for Rodgers departure

Rodgers looks set to replace Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool Credit: JOHN BUCKLE/PA

Swansea City are preparing for life without manager Brendan Rodgers after sources close to the Northern Irishman said he has been offered the vacant mangers job at Liverpool.

Rodgers rejected the opportunity to talk to the Merseysiders when first linked with the post earlier this month.

Club Chairman Huw Jenkins told ITV Wales News yesterday that he had not received a second a formal approach from Liverpool to speak to Rodgers and that a meeting between the pair was simply a matter of routine.

It is understood that Rodgers will now discuss the personal terms of any possible move before putting pen to paper on a deal.

Some reports suggest that a deal could be done within 48 hours.


Jenkins denies Rodgers departure talks

Jenkins has denied any talks with Rodgers over his departure Credit: Nick Potts / PA Wire

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has told ITV Wales News that he has not spoken to Manager Brendan Rodgers about him leaving the club.

The pair did however meet today to discuss "routine" matters which Jenkins said included preparations for next season.

The meeting came amidst renewed speculation that Liverpool want the Northern Irishman to take over the vacant managers post at Anfield, despsite Rodgers rejecting the chance to speak to Liverpool earlier this month.

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