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Monk confirms Williams talks

Swansea manager Garry Monk has confirmed the club are in talks with captain Ashley Williams about a new contract.

Wales international defender Williams has been a reported target for Swansea's Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal and QPR.

But Monk says he is hopeful that both Williams and World Cup-bound striker Wilfried Bony will remain with the Swans.

" We are in negotiations with his (Williams') representatives and trying to put a deal across so that Ash will be here for the future of the club," Monk told the South Wales Evening Post.

" I know Ash wants that, I want that, the club wants that, and that's what we are working towards as we speak."

As for Ivory Coast forward Bony, Monk added: " I spoke to him at the end of the season and he knows how I feel, he knows how the club feels, he knows what I expect from him.

"I just want him to concentrate on the World Cup, have a good World Cup and he will be coming back as a Swansea City player."

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