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Swansea join race for £12m Arsenal defensive target

Swansea City have entered to race for Manchester City defender Jason Denayer according to Wales Online.

Per the source, the Swans are considering making a move for the Belgium international following Ashley Williams joining Everton on a £12 million transfer.

The Sun report that Swansea could face competition from Arsenal and Galatasaray who are both interested in the 21-year-old.

The report does claim that Denayer would prefer a move to Galatasaray over Arsenal after spending last season on-loan at the Istanbul giants.

Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger wants Denayer to offer cover for defenders Per Mertesacker and Gabriel who picked up injuries over the pre-season.

City reportedly want £12 million for the Belgium international defender but could consider a loan move.

The powerful defender was expected to struggle for playing time this season but with the arrival of John Stones from Everton he may no long be in Pep Guardiola’s plans.

Denayer did not feature in the pre-season friendly against Arsenal in Sweden last week despite Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala all being out.

 

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