Liverpool Transfer:Ashley Williams from Swansea is coming at Anfield in June / EPL News

The deal was completed Ashley Williams  new club in Liverpool Swansea accepted the transfer offer of  Reds.

Swansea’s march into the record books will leave them with a struggle to keep their history-making skipper in the summer.

Ashley Williams is set to become the first captain to lead the club out in a major final, but his vital role in their march to Wembley WILL trigger a Liverpool bid for his services.

Ashley Williams  preference used them for Liverpool Swansea defender wants to work with coach Brendan Rodgers

After emerging this season as one of the outstanding centre-halves in the Premier League, Williams is a hot property, and Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle are also monitoring his progress.

Yet Liverpool have emerged as favourites to land the defender, given the close relationship between Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers and the man he made captain at the Liberty Stadium.

Ex-Swans manager Rodgers has so far steadfastly stuck to the transfer game plan introduced by his club’s American owners, in pursuing only young, promising players who will retain a potential sell-on value.

Yet he has made it clear he wants to add more experience in defence in the summer and Williams fits the bill perfectly, given he is now the ideal age, 28, for a centre-half and leader of a team – a quality Rodgers admitted only last week he was desperate to introduce into the side.

The Liverpool manager has been given the green light by his owners to make the move, and is prepared to pay approaching £10million for Williams – a fee Swansea will be able to command given the rival interest from the two north London clubs.

Rodgers offered a commitment he wouldn’t make any approach for Swansea players when he left the club last summer, a promise he kept, despite the ultimate capture of Joe Allen, as that move was triggered by a Spurs bid.

But the promise was to stay away for one year, leaving the way clear for the Reds boss to make his move in the coming close-season.

It is understood Williams has already indicated a preference for Anfield if he is allowed to leave in the summer – although, as he signed a three-year contract last October, Swansea will fight hard to persuade him to stay.

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