Sport Sigurdsson 'priceless' to Swansea

18:40  19 june  2017
18:40  19 june  2017 Source:

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Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says that the club have received no firm bids for ' priceless ' Gylfi Sigurdsson and are looking to keep both him and last season's top-scorer Fernando Llorente at the club.

Eidur Gudjohnsen believes his former Iceland team-mate Gylfi Sigurdsson could be tempted to leave Swansea if a big club comes in for him this summer. Sigurdsson 's future has been the subject of fierce scrutiny after a season in which he was one of the most effective performers in the Premier League.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says that the club have received no firm bids for 'priceless' Gylfi Sigurdsson and are looking to keep both him and last season's top-scorer Fernando Llorente at the club.

Reports have linked Sigurdsson with a move to Everton, but the Swans' chairman insists the club are looking to add to their attacking options, rather than sell.

"We've not had any firm bids and if we ever get any firm bids then we will deal with them in the proper way," Jenkins told Sky Sports News HQ.

Everton continue to pursue Swansea's Sigurdsson

  Everton continue to pursue Swansea's Sigurdsson Everton are still interested in signing Swansea’s Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson despite securing the signature of Ajax captain Davy Klaassen, according to a report on Wales Online. The Toffees splashed £26m to lure Klaassen to Goodison Park and it seemed that no more midfielders would be targeted by manager Ronald Koeman, but it is understood that Sigurdsson is still the main target this summer. Everton have been after the Swansea playmaker since last summer but the Welsh club have been standing firm and are determined to hold on to their star man. Sigurdsson was the key man to help Swansea escape relegation last season by scoring nine goals and providing 13 assists, many of which were to teammate Fernando Llorente who he has formed a formidable partnership with. Swansea warned their Premier League rivals that they would not sell Sigurdsson but the Toffees may test their resolve by lodging a £40m bid, which could be an offer that is too good to refuse. The 27-year-old has not commented on what he would like to do, but he does want to make sure he is starting consistently in the Premier League as when he was at Tottenham Hotspur, he struggled for game time. Therefore the signing of Klaassen puts doubt over whether Sigurdsson would start every game at Goodison Park. The continued interest in the Iceland number 10 does cast doubt on the future of Ross Barkley at Everton who could be leaving the Merseyside club this summer. Everton’s finances took a huge boost following the takeover by Farhad Moshiri and by potentially selling Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku they could fund the move for Sigurdsson.

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he is happy at Swansea and will only leave the Liberty Stadium if the club want to sell him. Sigurdsson is expected to be a man in big demand this summer with Everton, West Ham and Premier League new boys Newcastle having already been linked with the 27-year-old.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea celebrates scoring his side's equaliser with Martin Olsson. It should have been even better for Swansea when Sigurdsson curled a free-kick into the area in injury-time, but Llorente could not connect with the goal at his mercy.

"Our aim is to try and keep Gylfi and Fernando, keep our better players and to make sure we can add to Paul's [Clement] squad.

"It's hard to suggest what sort of value Gylfi has in today's market, but to us he is priceless and we've got to make sure we do everything in our power to make sure he stays with us."

Swansea want to sign Chelsea's England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham on loan but face competition from two Premier League rivals.

Abraham scored 26 goals for Bristol City in the Championship last season and Jenkins said: "Paul knows him well from Chelsea.

"If you look at the options which have been publicised, [they are] Brighton, Newcastle and ourselves.

"So it is left to Tammy and his family to decide where he wants to go next. They know we are in the mix and we will keep our fingers crossed that he chooses us."

One player that does look to be on the way out of Swansea is Bafetimbi Gomis. Gomis spent last season on loan at Marseille, and reports have linked him with a permanent move to Galatasaray this summer.

"Gomis to Galatasaray is possible, we have been talking," Jenkins said.

"His intention is to move away from the club and when we can find a solution that suits both parties then we will do that and move forward."

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