Players committed to staying at Swansea City - boss Garry Monk

Swansea sold Wilfried Bony [L] to Manchester City this season for a club record £28m but have kept key players such as captain Ashley Williams
Swansea sold Wilfried Bony [L] to Manchester City this season for a club record £28m but have kept key players such as captain Ashley Williams

Garry Monk has denied suggestions that Swansea City could face a fight to keep hold of their star players this summer.

Match of the Day pundit and former England defender Martin Keown has warned that the Swans could struggle to keep hold of their star names.

But manager Monk said: "Not at all. The players that are here want to be here.

"They've shown that in their performances. The conversations I've had with them, they're very committed to the club."

Swansea end their season on Sunday at Crystal Palace, with a highest Premier League finish of eighth and a record points tally in the top flight already secured.

Chairman Huw Jenkins has labelled next season as Swansea's most vital to remain in the Premier League, because of the lucrative television deal which will kick in for the 2016-17 season.

Top-flight clubs will share more than £5bn in the new deal.

"We can't afford to lose anyone this season, it's a very important season for the club next season as it is for everyone else, so we're only looking to add to it," Monk added.

"The players that we've got here, the quality we've got. We have to keep our quality players so we're not looking to sell any of them, we're only looking to add that's for sure."

Monk has confirmed FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos is a player they are monitoring after interest last summer, along with a number of others.

But he revealed the Netherlands Under-21 international never came close to joining them 12 months ago.

Monk added: "We know who we kind of want to go for. We know why type of player we want to go for.

"Obviously in the coming weeks I'm sure that hopefully we can get one or two of them in and we'll be able to name them and you'll know from there."

Top Stories