Everton close to £45m Sigurdsson breakthrough

Everton’s pursuit of Gylfi Sigurdsson could soon be about to reap its rewards, with reports suggesting a total package of £45million will finally land their man.

Ronald Koeman has been one of the busiest managers in Europe this season, having spent heavily in a bid to mount a top-four assault this season. Over £90million has been spent to sign the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen, but the spending won’t stop there.

Sigurdsson has been a priority signing for the Toffees boss for much of the summer, but Swansea City have slapped a £50million price tag on the head of their star player. But according to The Express, the Liberty Stadium club are now reluctantly prepared to listen to offers for the player.

It is understood that Everton’s offer of £40million plus another £5million in add-ons will be enough to land the Iceland international, who is eager to make the move to the ambitious Goodison Park club although at the same time, he doesn’t want to ruin relations with his current employers.

The 27-year-old wasn’t, though, part of the travelling party which headed to the United States for their pre-season tour, with the Swans allowing him to remain in Wales whilst his future was unresolved. It now appears that a solution will be agreed soon, allowing him to join Koeman’s squad.

As well as Pickford, Keane and Klaassen, the Toffees have also signed Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez and Cuco Martina, whilst a deal has been wrapped up for Henry Onyekuru who will spend the season on loan at Anderlecht. Sigurdsson’s arrival will take their spending to over £130million.

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