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Everton and West Ham to battle over Swansea star Sigurdsson

Everton and West Ham are involved in a transfer tug-of-war as they both battle to sign Swansea City star Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Daily Mirror claim that the Swans want to keep hold of their Icelandic playmaker, but they could be forced to sell if they fail to beat the drop into the Championship.

Swansea are currently one point ahead of Hull who occupy the final place in the Premier League drop zone. Swansea still have to play already relegated Sunderland and out-of-form West Brom, whilst Hull play Crystal Palace and Tottenham, meaning that the Swans have a good chance of survival.

However, even if they survive, they may not be able to keep hold of their star man.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is a long term admirer of Sigurdsson, as is Everton boss Ronald Koeman.

West Ham are looking to replace the creativity lost when Dimitri Payet left the club, whilst Everton could have to replace Ross Barkley who is yet to commit his future to the Blues.

All of this means that Sigurdsson will be in high demand this summer, with a £25million price tag being quoted for the 27 year-old.

If it weren’t for Sigurdsson, Swansea would probably already be relegated. He has registered 12 assists and scored nine goals in his 36 games this season, including a fantastic equaliser against Manchester United at Old Trafford recently to earn his team a valuable point.

Where will Sigurdsson be playing his football next season? Will Swansea survive? Leave us all of your thoughts below.

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