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Amat pens new Swans deal

Jordi Amat has signed a new deal. Credit: PA

Jordi Amat has become the second Spaniard to sign a Swansea contract extension in as many days.

Amat has followed the example of his countryman Angel Rangel by committing to a one-year extension which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2018.

"I'm so happy because it's important to know the club has confidence and faith in me," Amat told the official club website.


Swansea could take action after director reportedly calls Man Utd manager 'arrogant b******'

Club director John van Zweden. Credit: PA

Swansea could take internal action against club director John van Zweden over remarks he reportedly made against Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Van Zweden is alleged to have insulted Van Gaal following Swansea's 2-1 victory over United at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, calling his fellow Dutchman an "arrogant b******".

The remark was reportedly said to a Dutch TV crew that followed wealthy businessman Van Zweden to south Wales for Swansea's famous win ahead of a documentary which is due to be screened in Holland this week.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has now responded to the reports, describing Van Zweden's supposed remarks as "disappointing" given the good working relationship the club has built up with Barclays Premier League rivals since winning promotion from the Championship in 2011.

"It is disappointing that one of our directors has apparently made a statement in the media in relation to a manager of another football club," Jenkins said.

"Our football club prides itself on having a good working relationship with all Premier League clubs, managers and staff.

"We feel we have built up that good relationship over a number of years and will continue to work hard to preserve our image within the Premier League and the game in general at all costs.

"If any of our directors behave in an inappropriate and unprofessional manner not befitting this football club then they will be dealt with internally and appropriately.''

Swansea close to US investment

Swansea could receive American investment as early as next month, club director Huw Cooze has revealed.

The Barclays Premier League club have been in talks with American businessmen John Jay Moores and Charles Noell since last autumn with the former owners of Major League baseball team the San Diego Padres set to make a significant cash injection in return for a 30 per cent stake in Swansea.

Both Swansea and the Supporters' Trust - who own 21 per cent of the club - have done due diligence on the American pair and negotiations have now entered a critical period.

"Talks are on-going and there's nothing on the table yet, no offer," said Cooze, the Supporters' Trust representative on the Swansea board. "But I would imagine they would make that offer and be coming in here in the next month or so.

"If they do we'll have to cross that bridge then, but the Americans and our own shareholders know the Supporters' Trust shares are not for sale.

"They never will be and they appreciate that, and we will work with them if it (the deal) happens."

Swansea 1-1 Sunderland

Ki rescued a point for Swansea. Credit: PA

Ki Sung-yueng marked his return from the Asian Cup in Australia by salvaging Swansea a point in a 1-1 draw against his old club Sunderland.

The South Korean had been away for five weeks and he struck with a diving header halfway through the second period after having an earlier effort disallowed.

Jermain Defoe's regal finish before the watching Prince Albert of Monaco had threatened to give Sunderland all three Barclays Premier League points.

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