Gylfi Sigurdsson happy at Swansea ahead of likely summer interest

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He scored nine goals - and provided a further 13 assists - to help the Swans secure their top flight status for another year in a campaign that often looked to be leading towards certain relegation to the Championship.

Swansea City boss Paul Clement has pleaded with Gylfi Sigurdsson to remain at the Liberty Stadium despite interest from Everton and says the Icelandic worldwide should try and avoid getting into a similar situation he found himself in at Tottenham.

Pochettino is thought to believe Sigurdsson could be a better and cheaper alternative to signing long-term target Ross Barkley from Everton.

After a turbulent season which threatened relegation Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigur├░sson insists he is "not trying to leave or wants to leave" the Swans when the summer transfer window opens in July.

However, Clement has a word of caution for the 27-year-old: "He has a lot of ambition and I can understand that".

According to reports on Wales Online, Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United have been dealt a blow in their efforts to sign Swansea City star Gylfi Sigurdsson after he hinted that he would be happy to stay with the Welsh club.

"I expect to stay".

I'm not trying to leave or want to leave. "It's down to them, but I'm very happy here", he said, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

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"He doesn't want to go somewhere else and find he is in and out of the side".

"It doesn't bother me what people are talking about". It has been easy in the last couple of months because we've been in a very serious position in the league, so it's been easy to concentrate on that.

"I think it'll continue to be like that because whatever happens, happens".

Had Swansea been relegated then Everton's chances of landing Sigurdsson would have been considerably easier.

The Toffees midfielder has been engaged in a contract dispute with the Merseyside club for a long period of time and it does not seem to be concluding anytime soon.

"The coaching staff who came in are top notch and Paul knows what he's doing", Sigurdsson said.

"A lot of players have to make that decision in their careers", he said.

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