Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Everton's $71m Gylfi bid rejected

Everton's $71m Gylfi bid rejected

Swansea yesterday confirmed Sigurdsson would not take part in their pre-season tour as the Icelander sought an exit from the club.

The club said Sigurdsson was not in "the right frame of mind to travel" with so much speculation over his future.

Swansea say they have rejected a bid of £40million from Everton as they push for their £50million valuation though sources at Goodison Park say they have not yet made that bid.

"You don't want to be in a situation where it's dragging on through July and all through August, when the season's started, with the situation not being resolved".

Sigurdsson's King Power snub will be a blow to the Foxes faithful who had voted the star as their most wanted player at the club this summer. "He showed that last season with his goals and his assists, and he was instrumental in us maintaining our Premier League status".

After an admission from the manager Paul Clement a couple of days ago that the player could be sold, but only if the team's £50m valuation was met, the player pulled out of the Swans preseason U.S. tour at the last minute.

John Percy in the Daily Telegraph reports that Everton are hoping to close a deal for Sigurdsson swiftly.

"We have the ultimate respect for Gylfi as a person and a player and we are optimistic that he will reconsider his decision and join his team-mates", said the American businessmen.

Clement also conceded that the 27-year-old was subject to "strong interest" and could follow new Burnley midfielder Jack Cork out of the Liberty Stadium exit door providing a very good offer is received. It might end up being the same with Gylfi. "We don't know yet".

Sigurdsson scored 10 goals for Swansea last season as they avoided relegation to the Championship.

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