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Liverpool Favourites Ahead Of London Duo To Land Defender
With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Liverpool are favourites to sign Ashley Williams.
Liverpool are favourites to sign reported Arsenal and Tottenham target Ashley Williams from Swansea City in the summer, according to the Mirror.
Williams has been in outstanding form this season and has played a major role in Swansea’s march to the Capital One Cup final – where he will captain the side in the clubs first ever major cup final.
The Mirror claims the 28-year-old has attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months but it’s Liverpool who are considered as favourites with Brendan Rodgers said to be keen on raiding his former club in the summer as he looks to add more experience to his defence.
The Northern Irishman vowed not to sign anymore of his former players after signing Joe Allen in the summer but the Mirror claim he’s now set his sights on Williams and the Liverpool owners are prepared to sanction a £10m move at the end of the season.
The newspaper suggests Williams has already indicated his preference to link up with Rodgers at Anfield – despite the reported interest from north London - but Swansea will no doubt do all they can to persuade their captain to stay on at the Liberty Stadium.
However, despite Swansea’s desire to keep hold of him a move in the summer seems likely for the Welsh defender. He’s been outstanding this season so it’s no surprise he’s understood to have attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs. He has the talent to play for a ‘bigger club’ and I think he’ll get his chance in the summer.
Liverpool obviously looks like the best bet, as Williams had a good relationship with Rodgers and the Reds boss gave him the captains armband during his time in Wales. But we’ll have to wait until the summer to see if the move comes off. Watch this space.
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