Ashley Williams may leave Swans

Ashley WilliamsArsenal target Ashley Williams could be set to leave Swansea as Michael Laudrup looks resigned to losing one star player.

Laudrup has always hinted that one of his star players may have to leave the club during the summer and it looks as though that man could be Williams with the Gunners and Liverpool battling for his signature.

Arsenal are reported to be in the box seat and Laudrup could cash in before using the money to strengthen his squad further for next season’s Europa League campaign.

“There has been a lot of talk and let’s see what happens,” Laudrup revealed. “Maybe we have to accept one player will go but not any more.

“We have to strengthen to consolidate because a lot of the teams below us in the table will spend more money. Those sums are above what we pay so we have to do things in different ways.”

Williams has a contract with Swansea until 2015 so Laudrup will be able to hold out for a big fee and it could take as much as £12million to lure him away.

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