Clement Looking To Bring Back An 'Identity' at Swansea City

Yolanda Curtis
August 12, 2017

Let's wait. We're not in a hurry but we finally hope to do a deal.

"When I was in Southampton we lost some players, but I am mentioning the name of no club".

But the prolonged negotiations may now force Swansea to walk away from talks.

"We want to do better than we did last season".

"That makes us feel that if we play well and the team we are playing don't play so well, we can get a result anywhere".

Ronal Koeman's Everton are willing to pay around £45 million and while the market is inflated, you can bet if Swansea reinvest around £35 million of that and do it wisely, they will get their hands on a very good player, one that wants to play for Swansea City.

Clement confirmed that Sigurdsson would not be involved at Southampton as Swansea and Everton continue to broker a deal. What will happen in the coming weeks I don't know. I speak to our chairman and owners every day but there is no current conclusion to that situation.

"The situation is our club have a valuation of the player, the other club have a valuation, and at the moment the two have to meet", he said. "It's what I've said all along - we want to try to get a resolution to the situation, and everyone wants that".

"I think the way it's going there needs to be, more than likely, a compromise on both sides".

"I have just met with the players to talk about or objectives for the season and those objectives are very clear", said the Swans manager. He's a really good player and it's a shame with the injury he got in the summer.

Since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 he's gone onto become their all-time leading Premier League goalscorer having amassed 34 goals across 124 matches.

But head coach Clement says the 32-year-old targetman - Swansea's top scorer last season with 15 goals - will remain at the club, despite reported interest from champions Chelsea and a possible reunion with his former Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

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