Gylfi Sigurdsson has not travelled with Swansea City for their pre-season tour of the United States as a big-money move edges closer.
The 27-year-old is a top target for both big-spending Everton, who have been credited with an interest in the midfielder since last summer, as well as Leicester City.
And both clubs have been given a boost after Swansea confirmed on Thursday morning that Sigurdsson has not been included in his side's trip to the United States.
Having played v Barnet last night, Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel due to the current uncertainty over his future. — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 13, 2017
The Swans revealed that Sigurdsson does not feel in “the right frame of mind” due to the ongoing speculation over his future. He featured for the club in their 1-0 friendly defeat against Barnet on Wednesday.
Everton and Leicester are believed to have had bids of around £40m for Sigurdsson, who scored nine goals and registered 13 assists in the Premier League in 2016/17, rejected by Swansea, who value the Iceland international at £50m.
Swansea boss Paul Clement admitted after his side's loss against Barnet that the “business side” of the game means he could lose his prized asset.
"I have made it very clear I want him to stay here," Clement told BBC Sport.
"The fans want that, the owners would like that but, ultimately, there's a business side to football as well.
"We had that situation with Jack Cork. In the summer there was no thought of moving Jack on but it got to a point when another club came in with a really good offer.
"That might end up being the case with Gylfi. We don't know yet."