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Ashley Williams Set for Swansea City Exit

The defender is thought to favour a move to Arsenal.

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Swansea City captain Ashley Williams will tell the club that he wants to leave this summer, with Arsenal thought to be his preferred destination, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

The centre-back has been a towering figure for Swansea, helping the club win the League Cup and finish in the top half of the Premier League last season but now the Welshman is looking for a new challenge.

Williams is the captain of the Welsh national team but has spent most of his time playing outside of the Premier League and at 28, he wants to make the most of the time has left in the game.

Arsenal are thought to be the defenders preferred destination but the Gunners have baulked at Williams £10 million asking price, while Everton and Liverpool are also thought to be interested in the Welshman.

Williams could be re-united with either of his former managers, having played under Everton boss Roberto Martinez and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

However, Arsenal still look favourites, despite the current halt in negotiations and Arsene Wenger maybe waiting to find out about the future’s of Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen before he makes a move for the Swansea captain.


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