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The ex-Chelsea man has only 11 months remaining on his current deal in south Wales and will tell the club that he has no intention of renewing it after returning from Olympic duty

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By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

Scott Sinclair is poised to turn down the chance to sign a new Swansea City contract, paving the way for his exit this summer.

Talks over a new deal for the winger, whose current deal expires in 11 months, began last December but stalled following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool.

Sources have told Goal.com that the Swans will arrange a meeting with the player when he returns from the Olympics but the 23-year-old is set to tell the club that he will not extend his contract.

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Fulham lead the clubs pursuing the £5 million-rated Sinclair and have made their interest in the player clear but will first need to raise funds, most likely by offloading either Clint Dempsey or Moussa Dembele. Aston Villa could also make a move for the England Under-21 international as Paul Lambert aims to introduce greater creativity to his squad.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has spoken of his desire to sort out the 23-year-old's future and has explained that the winger will not be allowed to run down his contract and leave for nothing.

"At this level of football and with the transfer money which could come in with players leaving in the final year of their contract, we wouldn’t want to go down that route again of allowing a player to let his contract run out again," the chairman declared.

"With Scott being a first-team regular we need a decision one way or the other as soon as possible so the manager can be clear in his mind on where the team goes and make sure the squad is right for August."

Interest in Swansea players has spiked after their impressive debut season in the Premier League. Gylfi Sigurdsson has moved to Tottenham on the back of his successful loan at the Liberty Stadium and Goal.com revealed on Tuesday that Liverpool have agreed a £13.5m fee with the Swans for Joe Allen.

The £1.5m signing from Chelsea scored seven league goals for the Welsh club last season and was a key figure in their successful campaign.

Sinclair's career had stalled at Stamford Bridge, which had included loan spells at six different clubs, and it was not until his move to the Liberty Stadium in the summer of 2010 that he began to fulfil the promise that persuaded Chelsea to sign him when he was 16.

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