Monk aims to keep hold of stars

4th July 2014

Garry Monk insists he will do everything he can told hold onto Swansea City's prized assets.

On the day that the club secured the future of skipper Ashley Williams, the Swans will now turn their attention to keeping hold of Ben Davies, Michu and Wilfried Bony.

Davies is reportedly attracting the interest of Premier League rivals Tottenham, while Michu and Bony have been linked with moves to Europe.

But Monk confirmed that the club are yet to receive any firm interest in his playing squad. 

"I'm meeting Michu tomorrow (Saturday)," he said. "Obviously he's a quality player who scores goals, so someone with that pedigree is always going to attract interest.

"I'll sit down with him as we have already planned, but as far as I'm concerned he is Swansea City player and I hope to have him here for the rest of the season.

"Of course I want him to stay, but as it stands nothing has come in for any other players so there isn't really anything to discuss - they are just rumours and nothing concrete so far.

"Ben (Davies) has been training with us and until I'm told different then that's how it is.

"I've also spoken to Wilfried (Bony) regularly during the World Cup and he's looking forward to getting back to work."

Meanwhile, the Swans have already added to their squad this summer with the arrival of Lukasz Fabianski, Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes and Stephen Kingsley.

Two-time loanee Jonathan de Guzman has also been linked with a return to the Liberty Stadium, but the Dutchman is still on international duty with the Netherlands at the World Cup in Brazil.

And Monk confirmed that he still hopes to add to his squad between now and the start of the season.

"There's a few bits and pieces that I'd like to do," he said. "It's a very difficult transfer window but hopefully there will some more strengthening.

"There are ongoing talks regarding Jono (de Guzman), but I just want him to concentrate on the World Cup right now."