Report: Everton prepared to break transfer record, as Gylfi Sigurdsson wants move

Everton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton are reportedly ready to smash their transfer record to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton are making a £32million bid to sign Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson – which would break the club's transfer record.

The Toffees have been busy in the transfer market this summer, having already tied up deals to sign Jordan Pickford, Nathangelo Markelo, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez, Henry Onyekuru and Boris Mathis.

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

However, more moves are expected before the start of the Premier League season next month, and whilst a deal to re-sign Wayne Rooney may be dominating the headlines, another pursuit could be on the cards.

The Daily Mail report that Everton are ready to submit a bid worth £32million for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, an increase on their already-rejected offer of £27million.

It's claimed that Swansea don't want to sell their star man, but the Icelandic international is allegedly keen on a move to Goodison Park to work under manager Ronald Koeman.

Sigurdsson, 27, has established himself as one of the Premier League's top attacking midfielders during his time with Swansea, and he starred last season with nine goals and 13 assists in the Premier League.

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates after scoring their first goalSwansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates after scoring

Now, Everton are allegedly willing to break their transfer record in order to sign Sigurdsson, and they will hope to press forward with their bid for him in the coming weeks.

Adding Sigurdsson and Rooney would make Koeman's best line-up somewhat confusing, as those two players as well as Davy Klaassen all want to play as central attack-minded midfield players, and jamming them all into one team could be difficult for Koeman.

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