Gylfi Sigurdsson to join Everton in £45m deal

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

Everton have agreed a deal worth up to GBP45million ($A74 million) for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson, the Iceland midfielder, is expected to undergo a medical at Finch Farm, the Everton training ground, today before signing a contract with his new club.

But Everton are finally set to secure their number one summer target at a price slightly lower than Swansea had wanted - taking their summer spending to over £140m.

Sigurdsson pulled out of Swansea's pre-season tour to the United States after Everton's interest had become clear.

The Toffees have been interested in Sigurdsson all summer, and along with Leicester, were knocked back with an offer of £40m.

"I think the way it's going there needs to be more than likely a compromise on both sides".

Sigurdsson joined Swansea from Tottenham Hotspur in a £6.8m deal in 2014 and he has scored 29 goals in over 100 appearances as the Swans have battled to stay in the Premier League.

The 27-year old was integral to Swansea retaining their Premier League status for another season, and his productive campaign saw only Kevin De Bruyne and Christian Eriksen, two of the league's chief creators, record more assists.

Swansea hope to use the Sigurdsson cash by strengthening their squad with two or three players before the window closes.

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.

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