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Arsenal target Ashley Williams on verge of £4m QPR move

Williams has been persistently linked with Arsenal in recent months
Williams has been persistently linked with Arsenal in recent months.

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has grown tired of waiting for reported interest from Arsenal to produce a concrete offer and is considering a £4m switch to Queens Rangers, according to the Daily Mail.

Williams is just about to enter the final year of his contract with Swansea, forcing the club to consider selling their skipper this summer in order to cancel out the prospect of a free transfer at the end of next season.

The 29-year-old has attracted the attention of QPR and the Hoops are ready to offer the Wales international a bumper pay increase to join their battle against survival.

Swansea are reluctantly willing to receive concrete offers and QPR are ready to pounce, with Hoops boss Harry Redknapp aware that Arsenal could well attempt to usurp their new Premier League rivals to provide cut-price defensive cover.

Swans boss Garry Monk is ready to put his own stamp on the club ahead of his first full season in charge and that may well include allowing Williams to move on.

Arsenal meanwhile are definitely in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer, but despite continued uncertainty over their own captain Thomas Vermaelen's future they are yet to make any kind of enquiry for a proven Premier League performer.

That leaves QPR as clear favourites to complete something a transfer coup ahead of their return to top flight, while Arsenal move on to chase other long-term targets.

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Arsenal
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Swansea City
Ashley Williams
Premier League

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