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Liverpool have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Swansea City left-back Ben Davies, as his club rejected the Reds' £8m offer.

The Telegraph reports that the Welsh club are unwilling to let the defender, who is also a transfer target for north London club Tottenham Hotspur, leave. It is claimed that Brendan Rodgers' previous club is miffed with the Anfield club over their pursuit of star striker Wilfried Bony.

Liverpool are proving to be the most aggressive club during this transfer window, and have announced their fourth signing of the summer with the arrival of Lazar Markovic from Portuguese champions Benfica.

The Northern Irishman is not going to stop any time soon as he looks to build a strong squad that can move forward despite the departure of their talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

The Merseyside club have made Davies a top priority to fill in the troubled left back position, especially after their chances of signing primary target Alberto Moreno seems to be nearing a dead end with Sevilla reluctant to budge from their £18m valuation of the player.

The 21-year-old defender made his debut for Swansea in 2012 and won the League Cup under Michael Laudrup in his first season. He was a consistent presence in the Swans lineup during the previous campaign and will be viewed as a suitable long-term replacement for current Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique.

However, with Spurs also interested in the player, the Reds will have a battle on their hands to capture the Welsh full-back's services.

Meanwhile, new signing Lukasz Fabianski, who joined Swansea after spending seven years with Arsenal, talked about how he was settling down and looking forward to playing his first match for the Swans, who are currently on a pre-season tour in the USA.

"The lads have been great with me as have the coaching staff and people behind the scenes. It has allowed me to settle in very quickly at the club," Fabianski told Swansea's official site.

"Being in America is a big opportunity for me to get to know the players and staff because we are with each other 24 hours a day for two weeks."

"I can't wait for my first game ever as a Swansea City player. I'm looking forward to Wednesday - hopefully the manager will give me a chance to play," the former Arsenal goalkeeper added.