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I want Premier League stay if I leave Swansea - Ayew

Andre Ayew says he's happy at Swansea, but wants to stay in English football if he leaves Credit: PA

Swansea forward Andre Ayew says his future depends on a summer discussion with club chairman Huw Jenkins.

Ayew was heavily linked with Sunderland during the January transfer window and there have been reports of summer interest from West Ham.

The Ghana international says he is happy at Swansea after finishing as the club's top-scorer this term with 12 goals.

But Ayew stopped short of committing himself to a second season in south Wales after scoring in Swansea's closing Premier League game, the 1-1 home draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

And, if the result of his talks with the club is a departure from Swansea, Ayew has made it clear he wishes to remain in the English top flight.

I'm happy here. If I have to stay, fine. If I have to leave, I have to leave. What is important for me is that I keep doing my work, and in football the truth of today is not the truth of tomorrow.

We'll see what's going to happen, we'll have a discussion and see the way forward. I've enjoyed the Premier League, I think it's the best league in the world. The intensity, the determination from every team. It's a league where you enjoy every game.

Every game is difficult, you can never say you've won it before you've played it. I hope to stay in the Premier League if I leave, but I'm here at the moment at Swansea.

– Andre Ayew

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Swansea head coach to miss Norwich clash

Swansea's press conference has been attended by first-team coach Alan Curtis and the club have confirmed that head coach Francesco Guidolin will miss Saturday's Premier League fixture against Norwich at the Liberty Stadium.

Guidolin has been in hospital with a chest infection since Wednesday. Credit: PA

Guidolin has been in hospital with a chest infection since Wednesday that meant he missed the midweek win over Arsenal.

"He remains in a comfortable position and is making good progress, but doctors have advised that he misses this weekend's game to continue his recovery," read a statement on the club's website.

"He is expected to remain in hospital over the weekend before his release. Everyone at Swansea City continue to wish him a speedy recovery."

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Swansea boss Guidolin admitted to London hospital

Swansea have confirmed head coach Francesco Guidolin will not be in the dugout for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at Arsenal due to health reasons.

60-year-old Guidolin has been admitted to hospital. Credit: PA

The 60-year-old has only been in charge of the Swans for five games after replacing interim boss Alan Curtis with the south Wales outfit involved in the battle for Premier League survival.

Curtis will take charge once again while Guildolin recovers from a chest infection which has seen his admitted to hospital in London.

"Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin will miss tonight's Barclays Premier League fixture at Arsenal," the club announced on their website.

"Guidolin has been struggling with a chest infection for over a week and after failing to respond fully to medical treatment, was referred to a respiratory specialist at a London hospital this afternoon.

"The specialist felt that the best course of action was for Guidolin to remain in hospital for a few days to receive further treatment.

"He is in a comfortable position and is expected to recover fully in a few days. Everyone at Swansea City wishes him a speedy recovery. Alan Curtis will carry out his duties during his recovery period."

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Swansea captain: I had to Google new boss

Ashley Williams says the Swansea squad are up to speed with shock new managerial appointment Francesco Guidolin after Googling the Italian on the internet.

Guidolin had a watching brief on Monday night as Swansea moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone by beating Watford 1-0, Williams' first goal for nearly two years securing the Welsh club only their third win in 18 attempts.

Ashley Williams says he had to Google Francesco Guidolin Credit: PA

The former Udinese boss, who takes over team matters from interim manager Alan Curtis, will take the reins for Sunday's visit to Everton - but Williams insists the players are not bothered who is in charge.

"I know everything about him (Guidolin) now as I Googled him on Sunday night," Williams said.

"I'm sure everybody did the same thing as I did and the boys did, we know his background but it doesn't really matter to us who comes in.

"We get told 'he's your manager', you listen to what he has to say, give your all and do as best as you possibly can.

"We have to help him settle in as quick as possible. The chairman (Huw Jenkins) has made that move which is fine with us.

"We just get on with it and we're just happy we got the win for Curt and the other guys."

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