Gylfi Sigurdsson has dealt a blow to Everton's hopes of signing him this summer - declaring at Swansea's end of season awards night "I expect to stay."
The Iceland international carried off The Swans' Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season prizes last night.
Everton enquired about his availability last summer and, following another impressive season from the playmaker with nine goals and 13 assists, were expected to return this summer.
But Sigurdsson told Swansea fans at their club's end of season awards night: “I expect to stay. I signed a new contract last summer and I’ve got three years left, so it’s down to the club if they want to sell me. It’s down to them, but I’m very happy here.
“I’m not trying to leave, not desperate to go or anything. It’s not like I want to go, it’s just very calm and I’m not focused or concentrating on what people are writing.
“I’ve always been happy here and you only have to look at the coaching staff who came in to see there are good things happening here. They’re top notch and Paul Clement knows what he’s doing.”
Sigurdsson signed a bumper four-year-deal last summer which made him Swansea's best paid player.
And he added that speculation linking with with a summer move did not concern him.
“It doesn’t bother me what people are talking about. It’s been easy in the last couple of months because we’ve been in a very serious position in the league, so it’s been easy to concentrate on tha
"I think it’ll continue to be like that because whatever happens, happens.
“As I said, I’m happy here; I’ve played a lot of football and the goals and the assists have been coming for last three years. We’ve played some good football apart from maybe a year and a half. Things haven’t been going well as I have liked but I have still enjoyed the pressure of being in this situation.
“We’re happy it’s finished and we’re safe. It didn’t look good around Christmas time, not going to lie, so to be safe with a game to go is a very good feeling.” Echo
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