Liverpool and Arsenal have yet to make bids for Swansea centre back Ashley Williams, despite constant transfer links since the end of the season.
Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has been linked with a transfer to either Arsenal or Liverpool since the season ended, but his agent has indicated that he is still waiting for an actual bid.
The Wales international has proven a solid defender at the back for Swansea, winning plaudits from fans and pundits alike.
Arsenal are thought to want a fourth top quality centre back to offer Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen competition at the back four, whilst Liverpool’s need for reinforcement in central defence is even more pressing.
Jamie Carragher has retired to become a Sky Sports pundit, and there are question marks over the futures of Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates, leaving only Daniel Agger and new signing Kolo Toure as senior centre halves for the Reds.
Still, Williams’ agent Jamie Moralee says the reported interest has not yet materialised.
“It’s paper talk and that’s always been the case with Ash every time the transfer window comes along,” said Moralee to This is south Wales.
“He’s captain of Swansea and at this moment in time I don’t think a bid has been made and I believe Swansea have said the same.
“Until Swansea receive a bid, Ashley will just get on with his job. I’m sure that’s the case with every player.”
Williams is 28 years of age, and will turn 29 before the start of the new season, meaning that the reported £10 million asking price could prove somewhat high for both Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and Liverpool manager Rodgers.