Ronald Koeman's latest transfer update should seriously excite Everton fans

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton shows appreciation to the fans after Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has suggested his side are close to signing Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Ronald Koeman has told the Daily Mail that Everton are very close to tying up a deal for Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Telegraph claimed earlier in the week that Everton and Swansea were struggling to settle on a price for the Icelandic international.

Everton were willing to pay to pay a big fee for the Sigurdsson, but Swansea value their star play maker at £50 million.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City during the pre season friendly match between Barnet and Swansea City at The Hive on July 12, 2017 in Barnet, England.

However, Koeman denies that negotiations have broken down, and insists that Everton still have a good chance of landing the 28-year-old this summer.

“It is still close,” Koeman revealed at his latest press conference. “That has not changed. I heard some rumours that the talks broke down but we are still in negotiations with Swansea. I have heard the comments of Paul Clement, the manager of Swansea.

“Everybody knows the window is difficult and it is always a game between the selling club and the buying club. But we are close. Let's hope we get an agreement as soon as possible.”

Everton have already done some eye catching business this summer, with confidence high around Goodison Park.

The Toffees have bolstered their squad with some brilliant additions, and more new arrivals are set to follow in the coming weeks.

Everton have made no secret of their desire to break into the top four in the coming years, and their signings have outlined their intentions to climb up the Premier League table.

Koeman’s side begin their league campaign tomorrow, when they play host to Stoke City.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City(L) reacts at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...

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