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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Swansea trio set for new deals

ESPN staff

Swansea have opened contract talks with Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams and Michel Vorm as they look to tie them down to long-term deals.

The trio were instrumental in guiding the Swans to an excellent 11th place finish in the club's maiden Premier League season, as well as to a strong start this time around.

Centre-back Williams and goalkeeper Vorm both have around 18 months left on their current deals, while left-back Taylor has three years remaining.

Taylor, 23, is out for the rest of the season after breaking his ankle in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland and the Wales international has thanked the club for still opening talks despite the length of his absence.

"We've been talking about a new contract for a few months now and we were very close before the injury happened," he told the club's official website.

"But in fairness to the club they have already said they will honour the new deal despite the fact that I won't play again this season. The way they have handled it speaks volumes about the club and the board.''

And Taylor, who joined the club from Wrexham in 2010, is determined to return from injury next season as a better player.

"I want to come back fitter and stronger next season and I'm happy in the knowledge that if I get my rehab right then I'm confident Swansea City will still be in the Premier League," he added.

"There is a very good feeling within the camp at the moment. Without getting carried away, everyone is riding high on confidence after a great start. I believe we've not only got a great chance of staying up, but we'll get stronger as the season progresses.''

Meanwhile, Swansea have also opened talks over a new deal with Wales Under-21 keeper David Cornell.

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