Reds are still in discussions with Swiss champions over purchase of their star man.
Premier League giants Liverpool are prepared to allow young wide man Raheem Sterling to join Swansea City on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window, but only if the Merseysiders are able to first finalise their much-publicised move for FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The exciting England international has been in eye-catching form for the Reds in recent weeks, with the 18-year-old having so far managed to register an impressive four goals and three assists in total his 17 matches in all competitions for the Premier League high flyers in this campaign, including three strikes and three assists in his 15 top-flight encounters for the club.
However, Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers had always planned on offloading Sterling to a Premier League side in the second half of this season in order for the player to continue his already rapid development, while also gaining more valuable playing time in the top flight.
And the Northern Irishman is also said to be happy for the speedster to carry on his education with his former club at the Liberty stadium, especially given the Swans’ reputation for playing the type of possession-based passing football that Rodgers himself preaches to how own players.