Sport Swansea slap £50m price tag on West Ham target Alfie Mawson

20:20  11 january  2018
20:20  11 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham looking at Swansea's Alfie Mawson

  West Ham looking at Swansea's Alfie Mawson West Ham United are set to bolster their defensive options with the signing of Swansea defender Alfie Mawson next month as reported by ESPN. Mawson has been playing well despite Swansea’s defensive problems and would certainly not be out of place in the Hammers backline as they look to tighten up. Hammer boss David Moyes is keen to improve the squad with players who have Premier League experience and this is something which Mawson has in abundance after joining the Welsh side in 2016. Mawson played a vital role in helping his side avoid relegation last season putting in some brilliant performances and is one of the best up and coming defenders in the league. The youngster has played every minute for his side this season and the Hammers are set to make a move for Mawson who last season was thought of as a potential full England international. West Ham are looking to exploit the Swans situation of not having a manager in place at present, although it looks likely that former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvahal is set to take the role, just days after being sacked at Hillsborough.

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West Ham have been told by Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal that if they want to land Alfie Mawson this month, they will have to stump up a fee of £50 million.

Carvalhal addressed the media on Thursday ahead of his side’s game at Newcastle this weekend and Mawson was a hot topic.

The Hammers are stated to hold a keen interest in the promising defender, who has been an important for Swansea in the last two seasons. David Moyes is claimed to be an admirer of Mawson’s talents and is keen to bring him to London this month.

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Carvalhal, though, has made his stance on the matter abundantly clear, stating that it will take a monumental bid to lure Mawson away. As quoted by Football London, the Swans boss said:

Southampton considering Mawson move

  Southampton considering Mawson move Southampton are eyeing up a potential move for Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson. According to The Mirror, Southampton are scouting Mawson as they look to sign a proven central defender in the January transfer window. The report claims that Southampton are looking to replace Virgil van Dijk with a quality centre-back and that the club are considering a move for Mawson. The Swansea defender has impressed at times this season, despite the Welsh outfit being rock bottom of the Premier League. Mawson scored four Premier League goals in 27 matches for Swansea last season from defence, after joining the club from League One side Barnsley. He has made 20 appearances this season, but could now be set for a switch to Southampton next month. Southampton announced the sale of Van Dijk to Liverpool on Wednesday for a world-record £75m fee – the highest amount ever paid for a central defender.

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Swansea face a battle to hold on to their central defender Alfie Mawson in the January transfer window amid serious interest from West Ham .

“When I signed (as manager last month) it was very clear we would try and bring in players to improve the team. We will not sell the best players in January, the message is clear. I have had guarantees from the chairman, but it depends if someone comes in and gives £50million, £100million, £250million.”

“You can never say that it will not happen, but the fundamental idea is not to sell players and try to improve the team.”

West Ham want to solidify their defence in the January transfer window and Mawson was thought to be one of their prime targets. With a price tag such as this, though, it seems a deal is extremely unlikely.

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Swansea City 1 Liverpool 0: Mawson ends Reds' unbeaten run .
Liverpool failed to build on a thrilling victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City as they went down to Swansea City on Monday.Centre-back Mawson's first-half strike gave Carlos Carvalhal his first league win on home soil since taking over as Swansea boss in December and handed Liverpool their first loss in any competition since they went down 4-1 to Tottenham at Wembley in October.

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