By Danny Wright
Swansea manager Paul Clement has confirmed that a decision will be made on Gylfi Sigurdsson’s future in the near future.
The Guardian has reported that Swansea have turned down two bids from Everton for the 27-year-old, as they look to pocket £50million in the sale of their star man.
It is understood that the Toffees’ latest offer was worth up to £45million.
However it seems like a breakthrough is close to happening as Clement has now been quoted by Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swansea on his personal Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that a decision on Sigurdsson is “imminent”.
Paul Clement tells us decision on Gylfi Sigurdsson's future at Swansea is "imminent". #SSN
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) July 29, 2017
The Daily Mail has recently reported in their live transfer blog on Saturday [11.22am] that the Icelandic playmaker is looking to force a move away from the Liberty Stadium this summer in order to join up with Ronald Koeman’s revolution on Merseyside.
Sigurdsson was left out of the Swansea squad to face Birmingham in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, meaning that he could have played his final game for the Welsh side.
Last season saw the attacking midfielder score 10 goals and supply 13 assists in 40 appearances across all competitions as his side avoided relegation from the Premier League.
Football Insider Verdict
It seems like Koeman could be on the verge of bagging what looks his top summer target. Sigurdsson would be a great addition to the Toffees squad and his arrival would likely pave the way for Ross Barkley to leave Goodison. The England international is in the final year of his contract and Koeman must try to cash in on him while he still can to regain some of the funds splashed on Sigurdsson. £50million will seem like a lot of money, but Everton will be landing themselves a player who is proven in the Premier League and can provide a great threat from set-pieces. Him and Davy Klaassen in midfield could scare any defence next season.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have expressed an interest in this Ligue 1 midfielder.