Napoli in shock swoop for Swansea City defender?

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Ashley Williams reportedly impressed the Serie A outfit during the two clubs' Europa League tie at the end of February and could be set for a summer move.

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams could make a shock switch to Serie A high flyers Napoli in the summer after his agent revealed he would be interested should the Italian club ramp up their interest.

Williams, who is believed to have impressed Napoli boss Rafael Benitez during the two clubs' recent Europa League tie, has just one year left on his current deal at the Liberty Stadium and, having been linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, may be tempted to leave.

The 29-year-old could not stop Benitez's side from running out 3-1 winners over the two legs but the Swans were going through, thanks mostly to a valiant defensive display, until Gonzalo Higuain and Gokhan Inler netted late goals in the second leg at the Stadio San Paolo.

Peter Smith, who represents Williams, has claimed his client would be interested should an offer arise.

"There has been talk of meetings with the club or with Rafa Benitez, but there's no truth in that at the moment," Smith told reporters.

"Clearly we are talking about a great club with an international level manager, so we are ready to talk to Napoli if a call were to come.

"However, until the possibility becomes concrete, there's no point talking about it."

Swans manager Garry Monk is believed to have asked the club's owners to tie down Williams to a new deal, with the skipper one of the better performers in an otherwise largely disappointing season for the club.

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