Today's media round-up
22nd May 2013
In today's round-up there are interviews with chairman Huw Jenkins and Dutchman Dwight Tiendalli.
The Swans chairman discusses the club's transfer policy while full-back Tiendalli discusses his future at the club.
Swans will not be bullied by Premier League giants' chequebooks, insists Jenkins
Swansea City have insisted they won't be bullied into losing their star players as Liverpool look set to drop their interest in Wales defender Ashley Williams.
The Swans continued success has again seen their key men linked with top clubs, suggestions gathering that manager Michael Laudrup will have a fight to hold on to the likes of Williams and goalkeeper Michel Vorm.
But while chairman Huw Jenkins admits he cannot hide from the fact there is speculation surrounding the futures of such players, he has stressed that Swansea are ready to stand their ground when it comes to interest from bigger clubs.
There is every indication that such a stance has already seen Liverpool ease off in their plans to make a move for Williams, the Swans' £10m-plus valuation of the 28-year-old seeing former manager Brendan Rodgers set his sights elsewhere.
And while Jenkins insisted there have been no approaches of any kind for any of their players leading up last Sunday's season end, he declared the club's sound financial position ensures they will not simply stand aside if there are.
"Apart from speculation, it was too early for things like that," said Jenkins on whether there had been approaches from other clubs for the likes of Williams.
"There was speculation so we can't hide away from that.
"But as far as I am aware, like always, we get on with our job and assume everyone is with us next season and try and strengthen the team.
"What comes, comes and we will have to deal with it as it comes.
"But other clubs we know we will not be played for fools.
"We have not only earned respect on the field, but people know how we work off the field as well.
"The clubs know where we are at if anyone does come in for any of our players.
"We will deal with that if and when they do."
Swansea's greater focus is already on incoming faces rather than the possibility of losing players with manager Laudrup stressing his priority is a striker.
Nevertheless, Swansea will prepare to re-enter negotiations with Villarreal over Jonathan de Guzman's future following the end of the midfielder's loan spell.
Meanwhile, Jenkins has admitted there will be no permanent move for striker Itay Shechter after the end of his disappointing loan spell.
Israel international Shechter, on a season-long stay from Kaiserslautern, managed to score just once in 18 outings, and Jenkins said: "I wouldn't expect him back with us next year."
Swans make new contract offer to Tiendalli
Dwight Tiendalli has been offered a new contract to stay with Swansea City.
The 27-year-old full-back made 21 appearances for Swansea after joining on a short-term contract in September.
Tiendalli revealed he was still in the dark about his future after Sunday's game with Fulham, but said he felt he had done enough to deserve a new deal.
"I've said many times I like this club. I like the players; the players like me. I want to stay but we will see," he said on Sunday.
Tiendalli, who began his career at Ajax before moving to FC Utrecht in 2004, Feyenoord in 2006 and FC Twente in 2009, was signed on a free transfer by Swansea as a replacement for injured left-back Taylor.
But the emergence of 20-year-old Ben Davies has restricted Tiendalli's appearances at left-back and instead found himself covering more often on the right for Angel Rangel.
He scored his first goal in the 3-2 victory at Wigan, Swansea's only victory in their last 10 Premier League games, and manager Michael Laudrup is convinced he has something to offer his squad next season.
"I think I can look back on a good season," added Tiendalli, a former Netherlands Under-21 international.
"It was my first season in the Premier League and I think I picked it up quickly. I've played a lot of games. I think I played in nearly every game against the big clubs in the Premier League.
"I think I did a good job and I think everybody has seen it. I was nearly named in the Dutch squad and that says enough I think."