Arsenal plotting £8m move to shore up defence
The centre-back, whose contract runs up until 2015, would cost around £8 million and would arrive in the hope of providing the defensive stability that the likes of Vermaelen, Kosicelny and Mertesacker are currently failing to provide.
The Swans captain, who recently lifted the Capital One Cup after an impeccable 5-0 display against Bradford, would provide the experience and leadership Arsenal have been lacking in recent times.
Having played in all four professional divisions of English football after starting his career at Hednesford Town, Williams has featured since 2008 over 200 appearances with Swansea.
He has played a crucial role in the club’s achievements such as the Premier League promotion or the recent league cup success.
Arsenal could find in Liverpool the biggest rival in the race to sign the defender, as Brendan Rodgers is also keeping tabs on the 28 year-old.
With the announcement of Jamie Carragher’s retirement and the lack of experienced defenders, plenty of activity is expected at Anfield this summer to reinforce the heart of the back-four and Williams is on that shortlist.