Swansea City manager Paul Clement is hoping to keep hold of star pair Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente despite recent interest from Everton and Chelsea. He has now revealed the club hierarchy will attempt to tie the attacking duo down to new deals in the summer.
Sigurdsson has been the Swans' star man in recent seasons and proved crucial in his club's successful bid to stay in the Premier League. Llorente, who only arrived in south Wales last summer, provided the goals that kept Clement's men in contention when all looked lost during the festive period.
Sigurdsson's form has attracted interest from Everton, who are intent on bolstering their squad with major additions in the summer, while Llorente was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window.
Swansea are believed to have slapped a £35m (€40.9m) price tag on Sigurdsson, but Clement does not want to lose either of his esteemed attackers and says the club's hierarchy will have talks to try and find a way to convince the Everton and Chelsea targets to remain at the Liberty Stadium.
"You always want to keep your best players and they've been excellent all season,'' the Swansea boss was quoted as saying by ESPN. "We're going to have those discussions this weekend and in the early days of next week to decide how we move forward – myself, the chairman Huw Jenkins and our two main owners, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien.
"But hopefully they have enjoyed being part of what we've done in the second half of the season. Hopefully they realise that we're a good club, they've got good teammates and they really want to stay here as well. I hope they do.''
Sigurdsson and Llorente may harbours aspirations of summer moves, but their immediate focus will be on Swansea's final game of the season against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday (21 May).