Swans chief says they’ve had no ‘direct contact’ over key players

Date published: Monday 19th June 2017 4:04

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Linked with a move away from Swansea

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has told BBC Wales that they have received no offers for any of their top players and that Paul Clement wants to add to his squad, not take away from it. 

Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has been heavily linked with a £40m move to Everton this summer, while Tottenham are reportedly interested in highly rated defender Alfie Mawson.

Strikers Fernando Llorente and Bafetimbi Gomis have also been linked with moves away, with Jenkins confirming that the club are in talks with Galatasary over the latter.

On their transfer dealings, Jenkins said: “Keeping your top players is always a difficult one. We aren’t putting figures on our players. We see the figures bandied around in the Premier League and they are crazy, but we are part of that.

“We’ve had no direct contact from any club, it is pure speculation and we hope it remains so.”

Jenkins also confirmed that the club are in the market for a central midfielder and a striker, adding that they are interested in taking Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan. Abraham spent last season at Bristol City, scoring 26 goals, and is currently in Poland with the England U21 side.

“He’s a young and up and coming player we are interested in. Paul knows him 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.”

Swansea finished 15th last season and will be looking to push on this campaign with the backing of their new American investors.

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