Everton's £40M Gylfi Sigurdsson Bid Reportedly Rejected by Swansea City

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2017

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)
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Everton have reportedly had a £40 million bid for Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson rejected.

Per Sky Sports News HQ, the Toffees have been rebuffed in their attempt to snap up the Icelandic star:

The Daily Telegraph's John Percy reported on the bid and said Everton were confident of landing him. He also revealed Sigurdsson had not travelled with the Swans for their pre-season trip to the United States:

Swansea revealed the reason Sigurdsson did not travel to the U.S. with the rest of the squad via their Twitter account:

Manager Paul Clement recently admitted Swansea may end up having to sell Sigurdsson, 27, per BBC Sport, with the outlet also reporting the club's asking price for the player is £50 million, having already rejected a £40 million offer from Leicester City

Per Sky Sports News HQ's Kaveh Solhekol, the Foxes' bid was actually worth more than Everton's:

And Swansea appear to not be wavering in their demands.

The Iceland international has been Swansea's standout player over the past three seasons since returning to the club after a disappointing spell with Tottenham Hotspur.

He netted nine Premier League goals and provided 13 assists in 38 appearances as Swansea avoided relegation last term, per WhoScored.com.

Sigurdsson would be a fine addition to Ronald Koeman's Everton squad, but the Toffees are going to have to up their bid if they want to sign him.