Swansea City Transfer News: Andros Townsend, Junior Hoilett deal near completion; Ashley Williams on the move to Arsenal

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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin is looking to bring in wingers at the Liberty Stadium as the English Premier League club from South Wales is looking to better their league table position in the upcoming season. Junior Hoilett of Queens Park Rangers is on top of their priority list followed by Newcastle United wideman Andros Townsend.

Hoilett was the summer transfer target for The Swans in 2013 when club chairman Huw Jenkins wanted to bring in the Canadian international to South Wales. However, the deal fell through and if everything falls in place then both the clubs are confident enough of reaching to an agreement this summer, according to Mirror.

Hoilett will be out of contract and QPR will be looking to decrease their $65,800-a-week wage bill. Swansea will also get a good winger in their ranks, a position Guidolin is looking to strengthen.

The 25-year-old has scored 6 goals in the Football League Championship this season. He has also created 23 chances for his team and has a pass accuracy of 72%, according to

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend is another wideman whom The Swans are looking to capture. The deal would be made easier by the fact that The Toon’s have been relegated from the Premier League and this will lower the price of the player.

Townsend made a total of 13 appearances for Newcastle in the English Premier League scoring 4 goals. He also created a total of 26 chances with a pass accuracy of 82%.

Meanwhile, Stoke City target Nathan Redmond is also linked to the Liberty Stadium. However, the deal looks unlikely as the Englishman is more inclined on moving to the Britannia Stadium.

In another story, The Express reports that Arsenal are looking to bid $29 million in order to capture Swansea defender Ashley Williams. Arsene Wenger sees Williams as a replacement to Mats Hummels who recently joined Bayern Munich from rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Williams is a Swansea legend with over 300 appearances for the club after he joined from Stockport County back in 2008.

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