Swansea City’s owners have issued a public warning to Premier League rivals Everton over their pursuit of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Sigurdsson has been withdrawn from Swansea’s pre-season tour to America amidst reports that a deal had been struck between the two clubs. However, Swansea are sticking to their £50m valuation of the player.
Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien are angry about Everton unsettling their player, in a similar vein to Southampton’s warning to Liverpool over Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.
“We are disappointed Gylfi has taken the decision not to join his teammates in America where they are working with the coaching staff to prepare for the upcoming season.
“At this time we have not received an offer from any club which represents a fair valuation of Gylfi given his importance to our club.
“As we have stated, we will not be bullied or forced into a decision until a club meets our valuation of the player, no matter whether they believe they have an agreement with the player.
“Any such agreement would obviously be in contravention of Premier League legislation.
“We have the ultimate respect for Gylfi as a person and a player and we are optimistic that he will reconsider his decision and join his teammates.”