Cape Town - Swansea manager Paul Clement is eager to see Gylfi
Sigurdsson's future at the club resolved as the new season quickly approaches.
The Icelandic midfielder was immense for the Swans last
season, and has been one of their best players in recent seasons.
His impressive performances for Swansea in 2012 while on
loan from 1899 Hoffenheim saw Tottenham Hotspur snatch him up, and while he had
two good seasons with Spurs, the club's riches in midfield saw Sigurdsson
return to Wales.
A very active Everton are reportedly leading the chase for
the 27-year-old, who was left out of the Swans first-team squad for the 2-0
pre-season victory over Birmingham on Saturday after missing the club's tour of
the United States earlier this month.
The Toffees have reported to have made two offers, both of
which were rejected.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Clement said: "We still
want a quick resolution. The deadline's imminent. There's going to be a
resolution to this situation in the very near future.
"It's certainly not going to go to the end of the
window, no way."
Swansea value the former Reading playmaker at £50m, who is
yet to hand in a transfer request, giving Clement hope the player will remain.
"No, he hasn't said that (he wants to go), but he has
ambitions and I understand those ambitions," Clement added.
"We rate him very highly and we want him to stay. But
at the same time, if another club wants him they have to pay what the club
feels is the right valuation for the player.
"We're either going to get the valuation we want which
will enable us to reinvest and improve in the team, or he stays and we manage
to keep a very good player."