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Swansea City linked with a move for Everton's Luke Garbutt

Swansea City linked with a move for Everton's Luke Garbutt

SWANSEA City have been linked with Everton youngster Luke Garbutt as Garry Monk searches for a left-back to compete with Neil Taylor. Welsh international Taylor is poised to commit his future to Swansea by signing a new long-term contract. But Monk is determined to add another left-sided defender this summer having failed to do so in the last two transfer windows. St Etienne's Franck Tabanou is the favourite to fill the vacancy in Swansea's squad, but Everton starlet Garbutt is being touted as...

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Garry Monk demands sacrifice as Swansea City 'reach for the...

Garry Monk demands sacrifice as Swansea City 'reach for the...

GARRY Monk has told his players that making greater sacrifices will be key as Swansea City get to work on bettering their finest Premier League season.Monk's squad have headed off on their summer breaks having finished their season with defeat at Crystal Palace.And they have left with the words of their ambitious young manager ringing in their ears.We have had a great season, but I am a perfectionist and I always want more, Monk said.I am already reflecting on what we've done...
Swansea City appear last on Match of the Day more than any other...

Swansea City appear last on Match of the Day more than any other...

THEY may have enjoyed their best season in Premier League — but that does not seem to have impressed those who decide the running order for Match of the Day.Garry Monk's men have been shown last on the BBC's flagship football show more than any other top flight side.Swansea City fans had to wait up longest on 10 occasions throughout the 38 game season, closely followed by Sunderland and Crystal Palace supporters who had to keep watching until the bitter end nine times each.Aston Vila...
Crystal Palace 1 Swansea City 0: Defeat is not a fitting end for...

Crystal Palace 1 Swansea City 0: Defeat is not a fitting end for...

A DREARY final-day defeat was a forgettable conclusion rather than a fitting end. But Swansea City's 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace should not take the shine off their inspiring season.Garry Monk's men would have liked to sign off for the summer on the back of a positive result, but a much-changed Swansea side were deservedly beaten.No matter. The 2,800 travelling fans at Selhurst Park were not complaining.Okay, so there was very little for them to get excited about in the last game of Swansea's...
Garry Monk close to new Swansea City deal – along with Neil...

Garry Monk close to new Swansea City deal – along with Neil...

GARRY Monk expects to hand Swansea City an end-of-season boost by signing a new contract in the next few days.Monk still has two years to run on the deal he agreed last summer, but Swansea are keen to reward him for his efforts this term while giving themselves added security should a rival club come in for their boss.And after Huw Jenkins confirmed that a fresh agreement was on the agenda last week, it seems Monk will soon put pen to paper."I am talking to the club about a new contract and I...
Swansea City lose final premier League game of season to Crystal...

Swansea City lose final premier League game of season to Crystal...

SWANSEA City slipped to a low-key defeat at Crystal palace in their final match of the season. Marouane Chamakh struck the only goal of the game just before the hour and then went off with a hamstring injury. The Moroccan striker smashed past Lukasz Fabianski after Yannick Bolasie's free-kick was headed across goal by Scott Dann. Two minutes into the second period, Swansea probably had their best chance of the game, but Marvin Emnes's turn and shot was well held by Wayne Hennessey. Swansea...
Crystal Palace v Swansea City: All the action live from Selhurst...

Crystal Palace v Swansea City: All the action live from Selhurst...

Garry Monk's men are aiming to end their record-breaking season on a high today as they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.The Swans are guaranteed eighth spot and just narrowly missed out on a Europa League spot - a feat which helped earn Monk a nomination for the Manager of the Year award.Alan Pardew has orchestrated a remarkable turnaround at Selhurst Park since taking over in December. The club have gone from the relegation zone to the possibility of finishing 10th if they secure...
LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Swansea City should look at Yannick Bolasie

LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Swansea City should look at Yannick Bolasie

YANNICK Bolasie is a player I would love to see at Swansea City.Bolassie played up front against Liverpool last weekend, but he is predominately a winger.He is direct and positive — exactly the type of player I like.And the possibility of having him on one wing and Jefferson Montero on the other is one that really excites me.He is just one player Swansea City will have to be on alert for at Selhurst Park tomorrow.Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon are others that can do damage.Palace have...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk targets early transfer deals

Swansea City boss Garry Monk targets early transfer deals

GARRY Monk is looking to get his summer transfer business done early after admitting Swansea City have watched Luc Castaignos and Frank Tabanou.Monk is thought to be in the market for around six new signings this summer.Ahead of tomorrow's final-day trip to Crystal Palace, the Swansea manager has revealed he wants to add a goalkeeper, a left-back and at least one striker, while he is also keen to strengthen his options out wide.Dutch Under-21 international Luc Castaignos. And in an ideal world,...
Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes in England Under-20 squad

Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes in England Under-20 squad

MATT Grimes has been called up by England Under-20s for the International Toulon Tournament later this month.England make the trip to France at the end of May, where they will face Morocco (May 28), Ivory Coast (May 30), Mexico (June 3) and China (June 5) in Group B of the tournament.The winners of Group B will take on the victors of Group A, which consists of hosts France, Holland, USA, Costa Rica and Qatar in the final on Sunday, June 7.The runners-up in both groups will contest a third place...
25 amusing faces pulled by opponents when Swansea City beat them

25 amusing faces pulled by opponents when Swansea City beat them

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PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Liverpool to offload Lucas Leiva for...

PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Liverpool to offload Lucas Leiva for...

LIVERPOOL are open to offers for Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva.Italian side Inter Milan reportedly made an offer for the 28-year-old in January, and could be set to renew their interest this summer.Brendan Rodgers is thought to be prepared to move Lucas on as he looks to bring in Manchester City star James Milner on a Bosman.Lucas has been at the Anfield club since 2007, and is believed to be keen on staying on Merseyside.INTER Milan are closing in on the signing of Manchester City star Yaya...
HEADS UP COLUMN: The alternative end-of-season awards at Swansea...

HEADS UP COLUMN: The alternative end-of-season awards at Swansea...

AS the curtain falls on Swansea City's best ever Premier League campaign, Heads Up this week dishes out some alternative end-of-season awards. Player of the season: 1st Ki Sung-Yueng — hands up who thinks sending him out on loan last season was a good idea; 2nd Lukasz Fabianski — has made Arsene Wenger look a little silly; 3rd Ashley Williams — so consistent he is taken for granted Young player of the season: Not a queue of contenders this season, but the hard-tackling...
Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Garry Monk's men aim for layer of...

Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Garry Monk's men aim for layer of...

SOME people want to make suggestions and assumptions and that's the way of the world.What do you want me to do? I don't have to attack them because it doesn't really mean anything to me.All that matters to me is that I do the job properly.So said Garry Monk on the eve of this season, when questions were being asked about the direction in which Swansea City were heading.On the outside at least, the consensus seemed to be down.Paul Merson, Phil Neville, Alan Curbishley,...
Swansea City's Ashley Williams targets rousing climax at Crystal...

Swansea City's Ashley Williams targets rousing climax at Crystal...

ASHLEY Williams is urging Swansea City to take a bow at the Palace when their superb season comes to an end this weekend.Garry Monk's men bring the curtain down on 2014-15 with a trip to Selhurst Park.And Williams is targeting victory over Alan Pardew's improving Crystal Palace side as a last hurrah at the end of a sparkling campaign.You always want to finish on a positive note, and that's especially the case for us after we didn't get the win against Manchester City last weekend,...

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