Leicester are prepared to offer a more lucrative wage packet to
Sigurdsson, who scored nine goals and assisted 13 times in the Premier League 2017/18, caught the eye of several Premier League suitors. Everton have emerged as the favourites for the Icelandic star's signature in recent days, as it looks increasingly likely that his future lies away from the Liberty Stadium.
433 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (433 km) covered more distance in the Premier League than any other player in 2016-17. Energy. pic.twitter.com/JaI5kw9RWe— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 13, 2017
Leicester also are prepared to gazump the bid made by Everton for the Icelandic midfielder. Both clubs have been told that they will have to pay an eye-watering £50m, but Leicester are more than prepared to match whatever Everton will pay.
With a large sum potentially coming their way should Riyad Mahrez depart, Craig Shakespeare will want to reinvest - with Sigurdsson the preferred choice. However, whether Swansea will budge from their inflated asking price for the creative midfielder remains to be seen.