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Swansea City: No interest in Ashley Williams or Michel Vorm

By GVincent  |  Posted: April 17, 2013

Ashley Williams has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool, while Swansea City team-mate Michel Vorm has been touted as a target for Barcelona

Ashley Williams has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool, while Swansea City team-mate Michel Vorm has been touted as a target for Barcelona

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SWANSEA City insist they have not received bids for Michel Vorm or Ashley Williams.

Goalkeeper Vorm has been linked with a move to Barcelona, while Wales captain Williams is reportedly a target for Liverpool and Arsenal.

Both players are integral members of the Swansea side, and it would require huge bids for the club to consider selling.

"We have had no contact from any club regarding any of our players," said Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins.

"There's been no contact and no bids, and that goes for everyone including Michel Vorm and Ashley Williams."

Vorm has been touted as a potential replacement for Barcelona's Victor Valdes, who could leave the Camp Nou this summer.

Reports in Spain had suggested Vorm was in Barcelona last weekend to discuss a move to Catalonia, but Swansea insisted he was only there on holiday with his family.

The Dutch international also dismissed the claims, stating: "No, I was not in Barcelona to sign a contract. Nobody from the club has contacted my agent."

Vorm signed a new four-year deal at the Liberty earlier this season.

Williams, meanwhile, is reportedly a top transfer target for Arsenal and Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool.

Rodgers has already returned to Wales to strengthen his Reds squad, signing midfielder Joe Allen for £15 million last summer.

That transfer risked straining relations between the two clubs, after Swansea had claimed there was a written agreement in place to stop Rodgers targeting any of his former club's players within 12 months of his move to Anfield.

But the Northern Irishman is an admirer of Williams, and it seems he will be hoping to convince Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, to supply him with the necessary funds to sign the 28-year-old.

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  • swanseajock  |  April 18 2013, 1:09AM

    I am a follower rather than supporter of the Swans. What I would say (in my opinion)is that the difference between Ashley Williams and those other named by Hadoken is that if someone buys him it is because they would want him to play. I agree with the names listed, especially, and it makes me mad, De Vries. He went to Wolves and was obviously always going to be the 2nd keeper. But Williams would be first choice, especially after the last 2 seasons.

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  • pomphrey2005  |  April 17 2013, 11:05PM

    good post, but those players mentioned wouldnt get in our first eleven now

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  • abertawejack  |  April 17 2013, 5:54PM

    We have had great player contribution within our team yet again this season, which to be fair here is @$+@!?% "AWESOME", I thank you most kindly for that gents. If you need to move on to pastures anew, well good luck to you and "Thank You" once again for the wonderful memories, now ingrained forever that I'll never lose. I wonder if it'll benefit us should Joe Allen wish to come back to us, mmm can't see why not, as he'll not be in AWE to our players now will he. C'mon u SwanssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssYeehaa.

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  • Hadoken767433  |  April 17 2013, 4:35PM

    BTW vorm was quite sneaky, he said he had not been to sign a contract, no one said he had, it was whether he went to see them. But whatever, if barca come calling you gotta go, but if it does, it just shows how good we are doing as a club. We will get at least 15 million for the pair of them.

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  • Hadoken767433  |  April 17 2013, 4:33PM

    Vorm is a great keeper and i want him to stay, but Tremmel has inspired confidence this year and it would not be the end of the world if he left, I would gladly make GT out number one if vorm left and truth be told even if vorm stays, I think we should switch them round from time to time just to keep them both fresh and hungry and not wear out vorm. They are both great keepers who done us proud. Ash should stay. Who has left swansea in the last few years and done better? Allen? Borini? Pratley DeVries? Sinclair? I don't think so.

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