A rare problem for Everton amid big summer spend with club reportedly close to limit

There’s not been much to stop Everton this summer, with the punters propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern absolutely delighted about life under Ronald Koeman. 

Having conducted a major overhaul of his Goodison Park squad, you’d have to forgive the Toffees in the Tavern for feeling invincible right now, with some of our drinkers even suggesting they’ll have enough to challenge for the top four.

Still, reports from the Daily Mail have brought a few of them back down to earth. They’ve revealed that Swansea City are digging their heels in over their valuation of Iceland star Gylfi Sigurdsson, amid Everton’s chase.

The Merseyside club are understood to have seen a £45m package for the 27-year-old snubbed by the Swans, who reportedly want £50m to sell up this summer. Their most important player, those in south Wales are in no mood to sell below their valuation it seems.

Everton are said to have a clear idea of how much they will pay and are thought to be very close to that limit, despite the fact Koeman has apparently made the ex-Tottenham ace his No.1 target.

While the deal will break a club record should it happen, our resident Evertonians are hopeful a deal can be reached, rating the Icelandic international highly.


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