Swansea turn down fresh bid from Everton for Gylfi Sigurdsson as they hold out for £50million

It is now understood Everton have tabled a new bid of around £40million with potential add-ons that could take a final package closer to £45m

Tuesday 25 July 2017 08:13
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Everton have identified Gylfi Sigurdsson as one of their number one targets this summer
Everton have identified Gylfi Sigurdsson as one of their number one targets this summer

Swansea have rejected a second bid worth in the region of £45million from Everton for star man Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Welsh club turned down an offer for the Iceland international believed to be worth £40m from the Toffees earlier this month.

It is now understood Everton have tabled a new bid of around £40million with potential add-ons that could take a final package closer to £45m.

That, however, remains short of Swansea's valuation of the player and it is understood the Liberty Stadium outfit are holding out for £50m.

Sigurdsson's future has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer with reports claiming Leicester were also interested in the 27-year-old.

The former Tottenham midfielder did not travel with the Swans squad for their pre-season tour of the United States with the club reporting he was not in "the right frame of mind."

Owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien also issued a strongly-worded statement saying they would not sell unless they received an acceptable offer.

"We will not be bullied or forced into a decision until a club meets our valuation of the player, no matter whether they believe they have an agreement with the player," it read.

Sigurdsson is attracting interest 

Sigurdsson was instrumental as Swansea preserved their top-flight status last season. He scored nine league goals and had 13 assists, earning the club's player of the year award for a second successive season.

Sigurdsson joined Swansea from Spurs in 2014 after an indifferent two-year spell at White Hart Lane. He had previously played for the Swans on loan from Hoffenheim.

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