Gylfi Sigurdsson will sit out Swansea’s pre-season friendly against Birmingham on Saturday amid ongoing speculation over his future.
Sigurdsson is understood to be keen to move to Everton, who have so far failed with two bids of £40 and £45million.
Swansea are thought to be holding out for £50million, and while doubts persist over his future, Sigurdsson has missed a large chunk of the Swans’ pre-season preparations.
He sat out the club’s tour of the United States because he was “not in the right frame of mind” and he will not face Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham at St Andrew’s this weekend.
A statement on the Swansea website read: “Gylfi Sigurdsson will not feature as it was agreed between the club and player that he would sit this game out due to the current transfer speculation surrounding him.”