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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to make an improved offer for Swansea left-back Ben Davies after an initial bid of £8 million was turned down by the Welsh side.
The Times reports that Rodgers is keen on making the 21-year-old his fifth summer recruit after Liverpool wrapped up the signing of winger Lazar Markovic from Benfica for £20m on Tuesday.
Tottenham have reportedly dropped their interest in Davies after making a similar bid - but the offers from them and Liverpool have been rejected as Swansea value Davies at around £12m.
Liverpool's desire to land Davies increased after Sevilla turned down an offer of £16m for their left-back Alberto Moreno in May.
Sources have told ESPN that the two clubs cannot agree a fee but that 22-year-old Moreno remains a target and Liverpool may yet revive their pursuit of the £20m-rated Spaniard.
However, with a successful transfer from from certain, they have taken a serious interest in alternatives.
Davies is seen as a potential solution. He broke into the Swansea first team in 2012 and has made 84 appearances after graduating from the youth system. He also signed a contract extension with the club last December which could keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2017.