July 13, 2017 09:54 GMT by theguardian.com

Everton set to increase bid and sign Gylfi Sigurdsson after Swansea reject £40m

Everton set to increase bid and sign Gylfi Sigurdsson after Swansea reject £40m

Swansea have rejected a £40m bid from Everton for Gylfi Sigurdsson but the midfielder is expected to move to Goodison Park before next week

Swansea have rejected a £40m bid from Everton for Gylfi Sigurdsson. They value the midfielder at £50m and further negotiations are expected which will likely end in the player moving to Goodison Park before next week.

Sigurdsson has not travelled with the Swansea squad for a pre-season tour of the United States. The club said on their Twitter feed that “Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel due to the current uncertainty over his future”.

The Iceland international played in a friendly at Barnet on Wednesday night and is understood to have told Swansea 45 minutes before the squad left their hotel on Thursday to travel to the US that he did not wish to be part of the trip.

Everton would like to have Sigurdsson in Holland with them next week for their pre-season preparations.

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