Swansea City issue hands-off warning on Arsenal target

Swansea City have made it clear that they are not willing to sell Ashley Williams despite interest from both Arsenal and Sunderland, Express reports.

The defender still has a year left on his current deal but is yet to sign a new contract with the club.

Both Arsene Wenger and Gus Poyet have declared their intentions to lure the Welsh player to join their respective teams but may have to put all offers on hold and hope to sign him once he plays out his current deal.

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Williams representative, Jamie Moralee, said: “At the moment, there have been some bids coming in. Swansea have rejected those because they think Ash is important – everyone’s clear on that.

“Swansea are very clear that Ashley is not for sale. Whatever offer comes in, he is not going to be sold.”

He also hinted that the 29-year-old is in no rush to leave the Swans and could be looking to extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium.

“If Ashley signs another contract at Swansea, he will probably end his career there. I’d like to think we can reach an agreement because that is Ash’s preferred option.”