Leon Osman has his say on Everton's interest in Gylfi Sigurdsson

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson

Everton are keen to bring the Swansea City play-maker to Goodison Park this summer.

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman has been speaking to Talk Sport about the ongoing speculation linking Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson with a summer switch to Goodison Park.

According to the Guardian, the Swans have rejected a £45million offer from Everton for the 27-year-old, with the Welsh side wanting no less than £50million if a deal is to be completed in the current transfer window.

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson in action

That is a huge sum but in this inflated market it is becoming par for the course, and at least Sigurdsson has the record to back it up having excelled at the Liberty Stadium.

Talking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on 25 July, Osman said, "I think Everton will get him.  It does seem that (Ronald) Koeman really wants him.

"£45million is an incredible offer and I think Everton will stretch that extra bit and I will be delighted to see him in a blue shirt."

Everton have already signed a number of exciting new players this summer, with Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez all arriving, while Henry Onyekuru was bought before being sent on loan to Anderlecht.

Sigurdsson would be yet another superb addition, especially when you consider he scored 10 goals and provided 13 assists for the Swans last season and has 37 goals and 30 assists since arriving at the Liberty Stadium.

One thing is for sure: If he does arrive, Everton will have to dig very deep.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman

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