Swansea's Paul Clement calls for Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer compromise

Swansea's Paul Clement calls for Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer compromise

"[It is] the highest fee this club has ever seen, so it is really important this is seen as part of what we are going to do in terms of future ins". "I heard rumours that the talks broke down, but we are still in negotiations with Swansea".

Southampton failed to score in their last five home matches last season, with Claude Puel's cautious tactics frustrating fans, and Pellegrino has not got a magic wand to wave and fix the problems the team evidently has in creating chances.

"We've got a number of weeks to go and I don't anticipate it going to the end of the window".

Sigurdsson has three years left on his current deal but is heavily tipped to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer.

Asked if he believed Spurs were following that approach, Koeman added: "I do not know".

But as manager of Swansea, his priority is theirs, and wants enough time to purchase a replacement if the transfer does eventually go through. "Talks are ongoing and I'm speaking to our chairman and owners every day for an update but there isn't a current conclusion to it at the moment".

Of course, it often pays to stand up to players and other clubs, and on one hand we can praise Swansea's resilience, but on the other, it has gone too far and the player now has to leave. I think it's in the best interest with everyone involved that's not the case, and in my plans that's the situation that Gylfi will not be involved in the squad this weekend.

"I hope it will be resolved quickly, that would be best for everyone, maybe it will happen when we don't expect it".

While this drags on, Swansea haven't got the use of their star player anyway, so what are they trying to achieve?

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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