Sport It is best not to play Everton target Sigurdsson, says Clement

12:35  06 august  2017
12:35  06 august  2017 Source:

Sigurdsson sits out friendly

  Sigurdsson sits out friendly Gylfi Sigurdsson will sit out another pre-season Swansea game on Saturday amid ongoing uncertainty about his future. Sigurdsson has been the subject of two failed bids from Everton, who this week offered Swansea a deal worth up to £45m.City want £50m for their Iceland international, and the impasse saw Sigurdsson miss this month's tour of the United States because he was "not in the right frame of mind".Paul Clement's side are back in the country and take on Birmingham at St Andrew's this afternoon, but Sigurdsson will not be involved.

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement says it is possible Gyfi Sigurdsson could stay at the club. The Iceland international has been linked with a possible move to Everton and has not travelled with Wilfried Bony (left) and Jonathan Viera are both being linked with Swansea. Swansea transfer targets ?

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Swansea City boss Paul Clement says it is best not to play Gylfi Sigurdsson, although there is still no update on the attacking midfielder's potential move to Everton.

Sigurdsson has not played since Swansea's opening pre-season game against Barnet on July 12, after which he missed the club's tour to the United States as he was "not feeling in the right frame of mind".

He was again missing for the Premier League side's impressive 4-0 victory over Sampdoria at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, their last friendly ahead of the new season.

Clement demands quick end to Sigurdsson saga amid Everton bid rumours

  Clement demands quick end to Sigurdsson saga amid Everton bid rumours The Iceland international continues to be linked to Everton and Leicester City, and his manager is running out of patience with the speculationGylfi Sigurdsson's future will be resolved "imminently" believes Swansea City head coach Paul Clement, who left the playmaker out of his side's pre-season friendly at Birmingham City on Saturday.

In addition to Everton 's link with Sigurdsson , Chelsea are still reported to be interested in striker Fernando Llorente. Clement said : "[Bony] is a striker that we know well , the club knows well from his time here previously, and Wilfried hasn't played so much since he left the club where he had done

Swans boss says all sides want to see protracted summer transfer saga resolved soon.

Swansea are reportedly holding out for a £50million fee for Sigurdsson, with Everton seen as frontrunners in the race to sign him, with Leicester City also in the mix.

"No change since we last spoke - all parties would like it resolved," Clement said to Sky Sports.

"But my focus is on the players I'm working with and getting ready for the season.

"And it is best for everyone that he doesn't play in these [pre-season] games.

"But he is training every day with the squad and if the situation changes he is going to be ready for us."

Swansea's transfer business is on hold until the Sigurdsson situation has been resolved.

Asked about a return for Wilfried Bony, Clement said: "I have seen that name linked, but until we get the current situation organised, then nothing's going to happen.

"So, there is no point discussing the speculation about him or any other players we've been linked with."

Swansea begin their top-flight campaign away to Southampton next Saturday, but Fernando Llorente, who continues to be linked with Chelsea, will be missing with a broken arm.

"I have heard that rumour every day since I joined Swansea," Clement said of the Blues' reported Llorente pursuit.

"He is recovering from the broken arm he suffered on holiday, he's working hard to play for us and he was a key player for us last season.

"Without his goals last season the situation could have been different. We need him fit and ready."

Everton agree Sigurdsson deal .
Everton have agreed a £45m deal to sign Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson.Everton have agreed a £45m deal to sign Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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