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Rumour Mongering: Fabianski Paves the Way for Vorm to Liverpool

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Whether or not he ends up at Liverpool remains an open question, but those keeping track of Michel Vorm's status will read a lot into confirmation that Swansea have signed Lukasz Fabianski.

Michael Steele

There is as yet no consensus as to whether Liverpool are actually interested in Swansea's 30-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm, and Swansea continue to insist no contact has been made regarding the player. Those expecting Liverpool to strengthen in goal, though, and who believe the player's Rodgers connection makes him the prime candidate, will be reading a great deal into confirmation that Swansea have signed Lukasz Fabianski.

The 29-year-old Polish international has today agreed a deal with Swansea, with his Arsenal contract set to expire this summer, and he arrives expecting to be his new club's unquestioned number one after being stuck behind the younger Wojciech Szczesny for the Gunners. It doesn't appear leave much room for Vorm, whose form has dipped noticeably over the past two seasons since Rodgers left the Welsh club for Liverpool.

Questions remain over whether Vorm would be willing to play second fiddle to Simon Mignolet at Liverpool—reunited with Rodgers and on a higher wage than at Swansea, but still likely relegated to domestic cup duty—or if he might rather start every week for a mid-table club. Certainly he would push Mignolet harder than Brad Jones, though, and bringing him in would make sense for Liverpool. It just might not make sense for Vorm.

Whether or not Liverpool are legitimately interested—and whether or not Vorm would be interested in Liverpool—remains unknown, but with Fabianski's arrival at Swansea it seems clear the Dutch 'keeper will be on his way to somewhere new in the coming months.