Swansea head coach Paul Clement needs the eventual fate of Everton target Gylfi Sigurdsson to be settled before the week's over.
Merciful has rejected two Everton offers for Sigurdsson as he waits for a £50 million expense for the Iceland midfielder.
Sigurdsson missed Swansea's visit to the United States in the wake of pulling back after enthusiasm from the Toffees, with the club saying he was "not in the correct mood".
The 27-year-old has since rejoined preparing yet won't highlight in Swansea's well disposed against Sampdoria this end of the week.
"He won't play against Sampdoria on Saturday. Talks are as yet going on and ideally we will get some news in the following couple of days," Clement said on Wednesday.
"The arrangement should be the best for all gatherings included, we have an essential season coming up.
"We comprehend what happened last season – on the off chance that you don't make a decent begin – and we don't need that to happen once more."
With Everton so far unwilling to coordinate Swansea's valuation, there have been reports Ronald Koeman's side will offer money in addition to England Under-20 appropriate back Callum Connolly in an offer to take care of business.