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Friday 24 February 2017

Everton lining up £25m swoop for Sigurdsson

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Everton have identified Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson as a marquee signing this summer. Photo: PA
Everton have identified Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson as a marquee signing this summer. Photo: PA

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is lining up a £25m bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson as the club accelerate their search for new signings following the appointment of Steve Walsh as director of football.

Everton have identified the Swansea midfielder as a marquee signing this summer.

The 26-year-old impressed at Euro 2016 as Iceland reached the quarter-finals in their first major tournament, starting all their games, and Swansea are now facing a huge challenge to keep him at the Liberty Stadium.

Having finally convinced Walsh to leave Leicester, Everton are likely to step up their recruitment drive after a quiet summer during which only Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has joined them.

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