Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey in action for England at the European Under-21 Championships in Israel. [Reuters]

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed that the club are in talks with Liverpool in a bid to land young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

The England Under-21 international has been linked with a number of clubs over the past few weeks after a disappointing second half of the season which saw his opportunities severely limited by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Shelvey had forced his way into contention at the start of the last campaign, but he suffered a dip in form and was dropped down to the Under-21 side after Rodgers decided to instead use Philippe Coutinho as an attacking midfielder.

West Ham and Norwich have been linked with the midfielder but Swansea are the first side to admit that they have spoken with Liverpool.

Asked about whether Swansea were looking to sign the £5m-rated midfielder, Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post: "There is an interest there and we are talking to Liverpool."

The 21 year old did make 32 appearances last season but with Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Coutinho all vying for a central role in midfield, Rodgers may decide to cash in on Shelvey.

The Welsh club are keen to strengthen after an impressive season under Michael Laudrup which saw the club win their first ever piece of major silverware.

With a place in the Europa League next season, Laudrup will been keen to secure new arrivals and it seems Swansea want to bring French striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Vitesse Arhem forward Wilfried Bony to the Liberty Stadium.

"We are still talking on a number of fronts to try to get the right players on the right deals for Swansea City," said Jenkins.

"There have been continual conversations on Bafetimbi Gomis because he has been one of our main targets. The fact is that there are quite a lot of things which need to be sorted out at Lyon's end which are out of our control.

"We have kept the door open on that one. Similarly with Wilfried Bony, we are waiting for information. We are waiting for news back from his club - we are still talking to them."

Swansea are believed to have agreed a £8.5m fee with Lyon for Gomis, while Bony has admitted that he is keen to move to the Welsh club but no fee has yet been agreed for the prolific centre forward.