Clement said: “He will not play against Sampdoria on Saturday. Talks are still going on and hopefully we are going to get some news in the next couple of days.
“The deal needs to be the best for all parties involved, we have got a very, very important season coming up. We know what happened last season if you don’t make a good start and we don’t want that to happen again.
“We want to make a good start and everyone wants to know what our squad is going to be going onto the first game of the season.”
Clement also suggested Swansea would be open to accepting a cash plus player deal.
“Assuming it is the right player coming our way and it is someone we are interested in and fills a need in our squad. Those deals will always have potential.
“I hope it is done today, either way, whether that is selling or not, but we need a quick resolution to the situation.”