It is no secret Everton will need to stump up the full £50m asking price for Gylfi Sigurdsson, but he latest reports suggest Swansea City will be happy for the figure to be met in the form of a package deal with with various add-ons.
According to the Express the South Wales side are set to be holding firm on their valuation of the Iceland international, but are willing to do a deal with the Blues.
Swansea, who claim to have turned down a £40m offer for the player from Leicester City, remain insistent on the eye-watering sum, basing their valuation on the Blues reputed £50m price tag for Ross Barkley.
The report says that the two clubs remain locked in negotiations with Everton insisting they have not actually tabled an offer but renewing contact this week as they look to get a deal done.
Sigurdsson’s exit seemed to edge closer after he pulled out of the Swans’ pre-season tour of the USA on Thursday despite playing the previous evening against Barnet, refusing to board a flight to Philadelphia, writes the Liverpool Echo.
A club statement read: “Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel due to the current uncertainty over his future.”
Everton’s deals this summer to land both Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford and Burnley’s Michael Keane contained a series of add-ons while the departure of Romelu Lukaku also contained significant bonuses to take the potential fee towards the Blues £100m valuation of their top scorer so a similar compromise might now be met to land the Icelandic playmaker.