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Everton spending set to continue as they pursue Sigurdsson deal

Toffees won’t be put off by Swansea’s huge price-tag for the Iceland midfielder

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Everton are still keen to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea despite sealing a deal for Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen.

Evertonians are still coming to terms with a dizzying few hours that saw their club splash out in excess of £50m on two new players.

Everton announced late on Thursday that Klasseen had joined the club for a fee in the region of £26m. Just five hours earlier the Toffees signed Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a fee that could rise to a club record £30m.

The spending is set to continue however, with the Toffees retaining an interest in Swansea star Sigurdsson.

Wales online is reporting that Everton are ready to step up their pursuit for the former Tottenham midfielder.

Ronald Koeman has held a long-standing interest in the 27-year-old. The Dutchman saw a £25m bid rejected last summer and had an enquiry rebuffed in January as the Swans battled relegation.

With Premier League safety secured, Swansea are determined to hold on to Sigurdsson, who scored nine goals and had 13 assists last season.

The Swans are demanding a fee up to £40m for the player, who still has three years left on his contract.

Sigurdsson is currently on holiday but speaking earlier this summer stated he was settled in Swansea and wasn’t going to push for a move.

That puts Paul Clement’s side in a strong bargaining position should Everton make a bid.

This is likely to boil down to just high how Everton are prepared to go.