Swansea City in talks with trio over new deals
SWANSEA City are in talks with Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor over new contracts at the Liberty.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted the club are hungry to tie down three of their most influential figures as soon as possible.
And Swansea are in discussions over a new deal for goalkeeper David Cornell.
Vorm and Williams both have almost two years to run on their current agreements, while Taylor is contracted until the summer of 2015.
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But Swansea want to sort out extensions now rather than end up in a position where any of their key players' deals are in danger of running out.
"We are working on quite a few things," Jenkins said. "We are looking to make sure we have got a few of our experienced players on extended deals.
"That's something we are looking to do at the moment and we're optimistic that we'll be able to get things sorted with a number of players."
Former Wrexham man Taylor has been ruled out for the season after breaking and dislocating his ankle 11 days ago, but the setback has not changed Swansea's stance.
"Neil's injury does not impact on the contract situation," Jenkins added. "The discussions with Neil were more or less concluded before the injury and nothing has changed.
"Hopefully things will be finalised soon."
Securing the futures of Vorm, Williams and Taylor would be a huge boost for Swansea given that all three players have shone in the Premier League.
Vorm has established himself as one of the most respected keepers in the country since his bargain £1.5 million move from Utrecht, and has been touted as a potential target for Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool.
Williams has been one of the most consistent central defenders in the division.
The Wales man has said he is in no rush to pen a new deal, but indicated that he would be happy to extend his Swansea stay.
Taylor, meantime, has been a revelation at the top level given that he was playing Conference football a little over two years ago.
Cornell, Swansea's third-choice keeper, is back in SA1 having impressed during a loan spell at Hereford last season.
The 21-year-old local lad's current deal expires at the end of this campaign.