Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Swansea's Paul Clement calls for Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer compromise

Swansea's Paul Clement calls for Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer compromise

Everton, who are leading the chase for his signature ahead of interest from Newcastle United, Leicester City and Southampton, were reported to consider spending £50m - his valuation by Swansea - to bring him to Goodison Park but the Welsh side's willingness to negotiate has changed the picture. That is often how a deal is made'.

"We need to find other ways, and productivity by other players".

'But what you can't do is control the decision-making of the other club. "He will not be in the squad". "It's what I've said all along - we want to try to get a resolution to the situation, and everyone wants that".

Swansea have lined up potential transfer targets if, as expected, Sigurdsson does move to Merseyside before the transfer window closes at the end of August. I have said that quite early, and hopefully that will be the case. The Gylfi situation is a crucial part of the business we could potentially do because it is going to be a high fee if he goes.

"Clearly we have done our research once those funds become available and we will be ready to act on them".

"All the players have had a good attitude in pre-season and they are very focused".

"We want to win games, we want to develop our playing style and our identity and we want to start the season well". "I heard rumours that the talks broke down, but we are still in negotiations with Swansea".

However Swansea manager Clement is confident the former Sevilla player will remain at the Liberty Stadium, despite Chelsea's interest.

"Gylfi is a miss, but we have to carry on and Tom has got very good quality". It is always a game between the buying club and the selling club but we are close and let's hope we get the agreement as soon as possible.

"He [Llorente] has got a year to go on his deal and we'd like him to stay for this year and longer", The Swans boss told reporters ahead of their trip to Southampton this weekend, via the Daily Mail.

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