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Monk: 'None of our players are for sale'

The manager says his priority is now to strengthen the squad Credit: PA

Swansea boss Garry Monk has said he is adamant there will be no summer sale at the club, following their best Premier League finish.

It comes after TV pundit Martin Keown claimed there were 'noises within the game', suggesting Swansea will lose several of their top players to bigger and wealthier clubs.

But Monk stressed the focus is on keeping quality players at the club.

Our players have been fantastic and I'm sure everyone is interested in good players, but the challenge there is the players are not going to leave for anything less in terms of the quality where we are at right now in the league.

The only thing I can affect and what matters to me is conversations I've had with the players and they are really looking forward to progressing with this club.

That's why I feel no worry about it. I've spoken to the chairman and he is well aware we need to keep all the quality players we have.

– Garry Monk, Swansea City Manager

Monk says his focus now is on strengthening the squad. He's confirmed interest in Holland Under-21 striker Luc Castaignos, who is currently at Dutch Club FC Twente.


Devils sign Canadian defence man for another year

Cardiff Devils have signed a one year extension with their Canadian defenceman Carl Hudson.

Hudson made an impressive debut season in Wales which saw him help the Devils to their first trophy since 2007.

Carl Hudson will stay with the Cardiff Devils for another year. Credit: Cardiff Devils

Hudson also registered 14 goals, making him the second most prolific defenceman in the Elite League.

We need to build a team that can make the move from the smaller surface to an Olympic pad in the new arena.

Carl is one of those guys that benefits from more ice in front of him and he sees the play so well that he adds an element of offence every time he is on the ice.

– Coach, Andrew Lord


Wales centre Jamie Roberts signs for Harlequins

Wales centre Jamie Roberts has signed a contract to play for Harlequins next season, the Aviva Premiership club have announced.


Roberts, 28, will arrive from Top 14 side Racing Metro; a club he joined in 2013 after six years with Cardiff Blues.

Roberts will link up with Harlequins after Wales' World Cup exploits in the autumn and is likely to be available for selection from December.

I’m delighted to have signed for Harlequins. Having played in Cardiff and in Paris, moving to London is a chance for me to experience and further develop my career in a different league.

I'm also delighted and feel very privileged to have been accepted to study a Masters degree in Medical Science at Cambridge University and look forward to furthering my education part-time alongside my professional playing career.

That balance in my life has served me well in the past and I'm excited to start this new chapter in London.

– Jamie Roberts
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