1Soccer-Koeman backs record signing Sigurdsson to boost Everton attack

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been earmarked as the top priority for Swansea

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been earmarked as the top priority for Swansea

Everton's summer spending is set to surge beyond £100m after the Toffees agreed a £45m fee with Swansea for Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

His form has convinced Everton chiefs to splash out on Sigurdsson, adding to Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina and Sandro Ramirez all joining the Toffees.

Ahead of losing perhaps his best performer last season, Swans boss Clement said he would be relieved to see changes made to the transfer deadline - something Sky Sports News revealed will be discussed in a forthcoming meeting between all 20 Premier League clubs.

Swansea initially wanted £50 million for Sigurdsson and they rejected two bids for the playmaker, but the club finally accepted an offer for the 27-year-old yesterday.

"We knew we would lose Lukaku for this season and then we need player who would bring in productivity to the team".

"We worked a long time to get this deal in and he was one of the key players to bring in".

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Former Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is out of favour at Manchester City, and could return to the Liberty Stadium for half the £30m fee they sold him for two years ago.

"We lost 25 goals with Lukaku and we need more players than one to get that number of goals". I know there's talks about that changing in future.

"He stopped training last Monday", Koeman said.

His arrival may herald the imminent departure of England midfielder Ross Barkley, who has refused to sign a new contract at Everton and is keen to leave, with Tottenham among the clubs interested in his signature. There's no update about his situation.

I don't really understand why it goes to the end of August.

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