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Everton end Icelandic saga by confirming Sigurdsson will have medical

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is set for a medical at Everton ahead of his proposed £45million move.

The Icelandic playmaker will finally undergo final checks before aiming to complete his protracted transfer to Goodison Park, Press Association Sport understands.

The saga has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing the 27-year-old at £50million.

Sigurdsson will cost £45m Credit: PA Pictures

But Everton are finally set to secure their number one summer target at a price slightly lower than Swansea had wanted and take their summer spending to over £140million.

Sigurdsson pulled out of Swansea's pre-season tour to the United States after Everton's interest had become clear.

He rejoined first-team training upon Swansea's return from the States but he did not figure in their Premier League opener at Southampton on Saturday.

Relentless: Everton manager Koeman was determined to pursue Sigurdsson Credit: PA Pictures

Swansea rejected two Everton bids for Sigurdsson, but Toffees boss Ronald Koeman said last weekend that the deal was "still close" after reports that talks between the two clubs had broken down.

Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has spent close to £100m so far in recruiting former favourite Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina and Sandro Ramirez.

But that figure will now significantly rise with the capture of Sigurdsson, who can fill a variety of forward positions.

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