Date: 1st April 2010 at 12:58pm
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Swansea City defender Ashley Williams is interesting Burnley according to media reports.

The rumour first boke on Sunday in The People and speculation has continued this week in the media and on messageboards.

It is reported that Brian Laws sees the experienced Williams as a key player in a new-look defence next season.

Some reports also suggest that defender David Edgar currently on loan at Swansea could be moving in the opposite direction as part of the deal.

Williams is highly regarded by Swansea and boss Paulo Sousa could fight hard to retain him.

He started his career at West Brom as a youth player before joining non-league club Hednesford Town after being released by the Baggies at age 16.

In December 2003, he joined Stockport County and in March 2008, he signed for Swansea City on loan until the end of the 2007-08 season with a view to a permanent deal that summer.

The 25 year old Welsh international central defender signed that permanent deal for Swansea in May 2008 for a fee believed to be about £400,000.

Williams made his international debut for Wales in a friendly against Luxembourg in March 2008 and now has 19 Welsh caps to his name.

He would be a useful player for the back-four having also played ar right back as well as in the centre of defence.


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