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Thursday 22 February 2018

Monk confirms Williams talks

Ashley Williams is set to open contract talks at Swansea
Ashley Williams is set to open contract talks at Swansea

Swansea manager Garry Monk has confirmed the club are in talks with captain Ashley Williams about a new contract.

Wales international defender Williams has been a reported target for Swansea's Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal and QPR.

But Monk says he is hopeful that both Williams and World Cup-bound striker Wilfried Bony will remain with the Swans.

" We are in negotiations with his (Williams') representatives and trying to put a deal across so that Ash will be here for the future of the club," Monk told the South Wales Evening Post.

" I know Ash wants that, I want that, the club wants that, and that's what we are working towards as we speak."

As for Ivory Coast forward Bony, Monk added: " I spoke to him at the end of the season and he knows how I feel, he knows how the club feels, he knows what I expect from him.

"I just want him to concentrate on the World Cup, have a good World Cup and he will be coming back as a Swansea City player."

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