Swans in talks with duo
Dyer and Allen close to new contracts
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: July 18, 2011 2:58pm
Dyer: Happy to sign new deal at Swansea
Swansea duo Nathan Dyer and Joe Allen are in talks about signing new deals at the Liberty Stadium.
The Premier League new boys are determined to keep hold of the midfield duo and hope to tie them down to new long-term contracts.
Dyer and Allen are both entering the final year of their current terms and Swansea do not want to risk losing them on free transfers next summer.
Dyer, who joined the club from Southampton in 2009, would be happy to pledge his future to the club.
"The club is talking to my representatives at the moment," he told the club's official website.
"If the deal is right for me then I'd love to sign a new contract - there's no doubt about that.
"My career has really developed here at Swansea and the manager (Brendan Rodgers) has really helped me a lot.
"I want to keep pushing myself and hopefully my ability will cause a few problems in the Premier League."
Wales international Alllen revealed he is on course to sign a new deal.
"We are close to an agreement,'' he confirmed. "There are a couple of little things that need sorting, but hopefully everything will be sorted soon."