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Exclusive: Swansea City target Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 18, 2014

By Gareth Vincent

 Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams

Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams

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SWANSEA City are lining up a transfer window move for Middlesbrough’s Australian international Rhys Williams.

The Evening Post understands that Swansea have been in discussions with Championship side Boro over the 25-year-old, who is capable of playing at centre-back or as a defensive central midfielder.

Swansea have been previously linked with the one-time Wales Under-21 man, and it is thought they could now get him for as little as £1.5million.

A product of the highly-regarded Riverside youth academy, Williams has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs in the past, and is believed to be attracting interest from elsewhere now.

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But Swansea look to be leading the race for a player who would add some much-needed depth to Michael Laudrup’s squad.

The Swansea boss yesterday admitted he is in the market for a midfielder with Jose Canas and Jonathan de Guzman on the injured list.

And Williams would also give Swansea another option at the back amid continuing uncertainty over the fitness of Garry Monk.

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