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Swansea City Target Newcastle United Defender Mike Williamson As Possible Ashley Williams Replacement

Welsh side ready to move for Newcastle centre-back should Williams leave the club.

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Swansea are making contingency plans in case captain Ashley Williams leaves the club this summer according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The centre-back has been in fine form this season and has been an integral part of the Swansea side that looks set to secure a finish in the top half of the Premier League.

Williams also helped guide to the club to Capital One Cup glory after they defeated Bradford 5-0 at Wembley.

The Swans are now set for a spell in next season’s Europa League tournament and boss Michael Laudrup is desperate to hold on to Williams.

But reports in recent weeks have suggested that the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are taking an interest in Williams and Laudrup knows he would be unable to stand in the player’s way should a club come in with a big money offer.

The Danish boss is reportedly making plans in case Williams does leave during the summer and has targeted Newcastle centre-back Mike Williamson.

Williamson has found himself out of favour at St. James’ Park since the Magpies signed Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa during the January transfer window.

At 6ft 4in, Laudrup is hoping Williamson can add some aerial presence to his defensive line.


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