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Clement wants Sigurdsson resolution

Gylfi Sigurdsson (TEAMtalk)
Gylfi Sigurdsson (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Swansea manager Paul Clement is eager to see Gylfi Sigurdsson's future at the club resolved as the new season quickly approaches.

The Icelandic midfielder was immense for the Swans last season, and has been one of their best players in recent seasons.

His impressive performances for Swansea in 2012 while on loan from 1899 Hoffenheim saw Tottenham Hotspur snatch him up, and while he had two good seasons with Spurs, the club's riches in midfield saw Sigurdsson return to Wales.

A very active Everton are reportedly leading the chase for the 27-year-old, who was left out of the Swans first-team squad for the 2-0 pre-season victory over Birmingham on Saturday after missing the club's tour of the United States earlier this month.

The Toffees have reported to have made two offers, both of which were rejected.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Clement said: "We still want a quick resolution. The deadline's imminent. There's going to be a resolution to this situation in the very near future.

"It's certainly not going to go to the end of the window, no way."

Swansea value the former Reading playmaker at £50m, who is yet to hand in a transfer request, giving Clement hope the player will remain.

"No, he hasn't said that (he wants to go), but he has ambitions and I understand those ambitions," Clement added.

"We rate him very highly and we want him to stay. But at the same time, if another club wants him they have to pay what the club feels is the right valuation for the player.

"We're either going to get the valuation we want which will enable us to reinvest and improve in the team, or he stays and we manage to keep a very good player."

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