Swansea City

Swansea City rebuff bids for Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski from West Ham United

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Swansea City have reportedly turned down bids for number one goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and star defender Alfie Mawson from West Ham United.

Mawson had been Swansea’s standout player, despite their relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, and has also been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, who will be playing Champions League football next season.

Fabianski is believed to be keen for a move away from South Wales following the side’s relegation to the Championship, but the Swans’ number one remains a player at the club for the time being.

According to the BBC, the bids for both players didn’t meet the valuation, but it is unknown what the actual figures were for both players.

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Fabianski played all 38 games in goal for the Swans during the 2017/2018 season, and has been linked with local rivals Cardiff City in recent weeks.

The 6 ft 3, Polish international was also named supporters player of the year after pulling off some sublime saves throughout the campaign as he made the number one spot his own.

24-year-old Mawson also played every minute for the Swans in their Premier League campaign as he scored twice and had a hand in one assist – he was an impressive mainstay in the heart of the defence throughout the season, but couldn’t help the Swans beat the dreaded drop zone.

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Mawson was called up to the England team last March for a friendly against Holland but is yet to make his full international debut for the Three Lions.

Wilfried Bony has also been linked with a move from SA1, with AEK Athens reportedly interested in the Ivory Coast international.

In the meantime, Graham Potter is set to be named new Swansea City manager over the next few days as the Swans prepare for a grueling season in the Sky Bet Championship during the 2018/2019 campaign.

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