Gylfi Sigurdsson is nearing a move to Everton after the Toffees lodged a £40million bid for the midfielder, who has been omitted from Swansea’s pre-season tour squad.
Everton have courted Sigurdsson throughout the summer, and are now thought to be closing in on their ninth signing of the summer.
Swansea confirmed on Thursday that the Iceland international ‘will not travel with the squad for our pre-season tour of the USA’.
They added: ‘Having played v Barnet last night, Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel due to the current uncertainty over his future.’
Swans manager Paul Clement discussed the future of the player after the 1-0 friendly defeat to Barney on Wednesday evening.
“I’ve made it very clear I want him to stay here. The fans want that, the owners would like that but, ultimately, there’s a business side to football as well,” he said.
“We had that situation with Jack Cork. In the summer there was no thought of moving Jack on but it got to a point when another club came in with a really good offer.
“That might end up being the case with Gylfi. We don’t know yet.
“You don’t want to be in a situation where it’s dragging on through July and all through August, when the season’s started, with the situation not being resolved. The sooner the better.”