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Jul 13

Everton set to increase bid and sign Gylfi Sigurdsson after Swansea reject £40m

• Swansea value midfielder at £50m and deal should be struck before next week
• Wayne Rooney scores for Everton in first game since return to club

Everton are closing in on signing Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has returned to Wales after pulling out of Swansea City’s tour of the US less than an hour before the players were due to leave their hotel in London.

Sigurdsson’s decision took Swansea by surprise and has brought matters to a head, with Everton set to press ahead to try to complete a transfer in time for the midfielder to join them in the Netherlands next week.

Related: Manchester City agree £50m deal to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham

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Jul 11

Everton determined to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson despite Swansea’s £50m price tag

• Ronald Koeman keen to get deal done as soon as possible
• Next 48 hours critical with Swansea due to fly to United States

Everton remain determined to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson and will not be discouraged by Swansea City placing a £50m price tag on the midfielder’s head. Swansea’s valuation exceeds what Everton hope to pay for a player who was directly involved in 22 Premier League goals last season, but there is no let up in their pursuit and also a desire to get a transfer agreed as soon as possible.

Leicester City have also showed interest in signing Sigurdsson this summer and already had an offer rejected by Swansea, although it is understood that there is no prospect of the 27-year-old moving to the King Power Stadium. Everton, in that sense, are the player’s only realistic suitors as Ronald Koeman’s ambitious summer spending continues to gather pace in a bid to secure Champions League qualification next season.

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Jun 28

Britton signs improved Swansea contract

Midfielder Leon Britton signs an improved one-year deal with Swansea City, with an option for another year.

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Jun 27

Swansea close in on £10m midfielder Mesa

Swansea City are in advanced talks to sign Spanish defensive midfielder Roque Mesa for more than £10m from Las Palmas.

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Jun 21

Swansea City to sign Tammy Abraham on season-long loan from Chelsea

• Brighton and Newcastle had been interested in similar loan deal
• Abraham’s arrival not expected to impact Fernando Llorente’s future

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has agreed to join Swansea City on loan next season, with the striker’s agent finalising details for a move that will see the 19-year-old link up with his former youth-team manager Paul Clement.

Abraham, who is set to lead the line for England on Thursday against Poland in their final group stage match at the European Under-21 Championship, was keen to test himself in the Premier League after scoring 23 league goals on loan at Bristol City last season.

Related: Europe’s top transfer targets: from Mbappé to Aubameyang via Verratti | Jacob Steinberg

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Jun 14

Swans at Southampton for season opener

Swansea City’s 2017-18 Premier League campaign starts at Southampton on Saturday, 12 August.

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Jun 12

Alfie Mawson: ‘I took loads of England kit home. Mum and dad wear it all the time’

The defender remains grounded – he was spotted at a car boot sale the morning after he stifled Romelu Lukaku – despite preparing for the Under-21 Euros months after his Swansea debut

It was a Sunday early in May and most Premier League footballers were probably fast asleep when Alfie Mawson’s alarm went off at 7am, telling him it was time to get out of bed to set up a stall at a car-boot sale in Berkshire, only 12 hours after picking up the man‑of‑the‑match award for marking Romelu Lukaku out of the game during Swansea City’s crucial victory against Everton.

Although the Mercedes may have looked a little out of place among the rows of cars parked up on the grass in the village of Swallowfield, not far from where Mawson’s parents live in Wokingham, the England Under-21 international felt totally at home among the other traders as he helped Beth, his girlfriend, display a few unwanted belongings as well as a couple of things that he thought were still in their apartment back in Swansea.

Related: England Under-20s’ World Cup win can boost English game, says Paul Simpson

This is for the Under-21s. I’m not taking that lightly but imagine what it would be like for the senior team

Related: Jordan Pickford: ‘I was a young lad thrown in at the deep end but I felt ready’

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May 26

Assistant Makelele signs Swansea deal

Former Chelsea and France midfielder Claude Makelele signs a new contract to stay on as part of Swansea City’s coaching team.

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May 22

Emnes and Tremmel depart Swansea City

Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel and Marvin Emnes are in a group of eight players released by Swansea City.

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May 22

‘Cardiff must get to Premier League’

West Brom’s Welsh manager Tony Pulis believes Cardiff City need to join Swansea City in the Premier League for the good of the nation.

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