Report - No approach for Liverpool and Arsenal targets say Swansea

Michel Vorm

Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins has denied the club have received bids for key duo.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has denied that the club have received any bids for Michel Vorm and Ashley Williams.

The pair are thought to be under the watchful eye of both Liverpool and Arsenal, with Jenkins revealing he has yet to receive contact from either club.

Liverpool are thought to be in for goalkeeper Michel Vorm to provide competition for Simon Mingolet ahead of their return to the Champions League next season, and have been reported to be making a bid after his World Cup commitments with the Netherlands this summer.

Arsenal meanwhile have been linked with Wales captain Ashley Williams, who only has a year left on his deal at the Liberty Stadium. While there appears to be no sign of Jenkins offering Williams a new deal, the chairman has come out to deny any approach for his star man according to a report.

Swansea are not the only Welsh club looking to fend off interest for their key performers from Liverpool and Arsenal this summer. Cardiff City are reportedly attracting attention from the two Champions League sides, as Liverpool look to capture centre-back Steven Caulker and Arsenal their goalkeeper David Marshall.

Michel Vorm was originally brought to Swansea by Brendan Rodgers from FC Utrecht in 2011, and his impressive three seasons in the Premier League have seen him linked with a big move. Vorm will feature in new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s plans for Holland at this summers World Cup, and is expected to resolve his future after the tournament.

Ashley Williams was due to appear against Vorm next week as Wales take on the Netherlands in a pre-tournament friendly, but will miss the game due to injury. In addition to Arsenal, Williams has also been linked with a shock move to Italian side Napoli, where manager Rafael Benitez was impressed with his form during his Europa League clash with Swansea earlier this season.

Holding on to key men will be crucial for Swansea, as they bid to make manager Garry Monk’s tenure get off to a smooth start.

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