Gylfi Sigurdsson has reportedly turned down a £100,000-a-week offer from Everton after Swansea agreed to sell their star midfielder for £25m.
The Icelandic set-piece specialist – with nine goals and 13 assists in this Premier League season – is reportedly viewed as a replacement for Ross Barkley by Everton manager Ronald Koeman.
Sigurdsson clearly deserves more than a relegation struggle after an outstanding season, and he obviously feels he deserves a significant pay rise from the £80,000 a week he earns in Wales.
The Times claims that he has asked for £130,000 from Everton after being given permission by Swansea to talk to the Toffees after a £25m fee was agreed.
Tottenham have been linked with a return for Sigurdsson but Everton are probably a perfect fit for a player not quite good enough for a top-six club.