Swansea Boss Claims Sigurdsson Stay 'Not Impossible' Despite Everton & Leicester Interest

Monday July 24th, 2017

Paul Clement has claimed that it would not be "impossible" for Everton and Leicester target ​Gylfi Sigurdsson to remain at Swansea City beyond this summer.

The Swans boss told ​BBC Wales that the club's talismanic playmaker may end up remaining at the Liberty Stadium beyond the current transfer window.

Sigurdsson's future has been hotly discussed all summer as the Toffees and Foxes compete for his signature but, despite the pair making £40m bids for the Iceland international, Swansea have thus far refused to accept any offers for him.

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That stance has given Clement fresh hope that Sigurdsson could stay in South Wales, with the 45-year-old revealing as much following his side's 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Richmond Kickers.

He said: "I don't see it as impossible [Sigurdsson will stay], and I think from all sides we want to see a resolution to this situation."

Everton have been installed as favourites to land Sigurdsson, with manager Ronald Koeman a huge admirer of the 27-year-old's footballing ability.

However, Leicester are also still in the hunt for the ex-Hoffenheim star, and won't give up their pursuit of Sigurdsson without a fight.

Sigurdsson did not travel with Swansea's first-team squad on their tour of the USA after he told club officials that his head was not in the right place following all of the recent speculation over his future.

Clement, though, confirmed that he had spoken to Sigurdsson recently - the midfielder currently training alongside the club's Under-23 squad back home - but decided against revealing what the pair discussed.

He added: "I spoke to Gylfi two days ago. I have a really good relationship with Gylfi and the chairman and the owners know very much my feeling on the situation and we're talking daily about how things are moving.

"The best thing will be a resolution to the situation in the near future."

Sigurdsson has made over 130 appearances for Swansea across two spells, and helped keep them in the Premier League against the odds last season.

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