Shock name enters race for Sigurdsson; £40m bid rejected

Date published: Monday 10th July 2017 1:50

Swansea have reportedly turned down a £40million bid from Leicester for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson and want nearer to £50m.

Everton were thought to be the main contenders to snap up the Iceland international this summer, having already bid £32m, that was until the former Premier League champions surprisingly stepped in, according to BBC Sport.

Swansea are said to be determined that Sigurdsson, 27, will not be sold for less than £45-50m and that could now spark a bidding war between the Toffees and the Foxes.

Indeed, a Swans source told the Daily Mail: “Swansea will not be pushed around and are not looking to sell.

“They have a figure in mind that they feel represents Sigurdsson’s worth in the market and if nobody reaches that they are very comfortable about keeping him.”

Given the types of figures banded around in today’s transfer market, perhaps £50m for a 27-year-old with bags of Premier League experience who scored nine goals and provided 13 assists in a struggling side is not quite as crazy as it would first appear.

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