Tonight's Swansea City transfer news as fresh Carl Rushworth update emerges and forward released

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Here's your round-up of all the latest Swansea City news for Wednesday, June 5.

Rushworth future on hold

Ipswich Town are yet to show any interest in Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Carl Rushworth.

Reports this week had suggested the Premier League new boys were eyeing up a potential move for goalkeeper, who enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell in south Wales last season.

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However, sources on the English south coast claim there hasn't been any indication of any serious interest from the Tractor Boys at this stage, although there is clearly likely to be plenty of admiration for the youngster in this window.

Swans boss Luke Williams has already made it clear that he'd like to have the youngster back at the Stadium for another season at least. However, he has previously admitted the club would find it hard to bring another deal to fruition.

"I think it's going to be difficult for us to get him back here," he said.

"I think it's likely that he will be playing in the big league or he will be in the shake-up for that. That's what I anticipate.

"He's excellent, I think everyone knows that, so we'll see."

In any case, WalesOnline understands that a decision over Rushworth's future is unlikely to be made until Brighton appoint a successor to Roberto De Zerbi, who left at the end of last season.

Lowe released

Jamal Lowe has been released by AFC Bournemouth.

The Cherries released their latest retained list for the summer, with Lowe one of five first team players set to move on following the expiration of their current deals.

The Jamaican international will be followed out the door by Lloyd Kelly, Emi Marcondes, Ryan Fredericks and Darren Randolph.

Lowe joined the Cherries back in August 2022, helping Scott Parker's side complete a return to the Premier League by netting seven goals in 34 Championship appearances.

But the forward found life tougher in the top flight, and became something of a peripheral figure, making just two appearances during the 2022/23 season, which he ended with a loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.

With first team opportunities limited, Lowe spent the whole of last season on loan at Swansea, the club they'd paid £1.5m two years ago.

It remains to be seen what Lowe's next move will be, with Swans boss Luke Williams already playing down a possible return to SA1.

“I think it’s going to be difficult because Jamal is on a Premier League salary,” he said.

“That could be a real issue. Jamal’s contract in his first spell here was probably when the club were still working almost on a Premier League budget. Then he went on [to Bournemouth] still on a Premier League level.

“But this club is no longer operating at that level. I think we have to be clear about what it’s going to look like if we are going to do anything at all.”

Duo to play key roles on and off the pitch

Luke Williams believes Joe Allen and Kyle Naughton will have crucial roles to play at the club - on and off the pitch - following their recent contract extensions.

The experienced pair signed fresh 12-month deals earlier this summer, with Williams clearly placing plenty of value their experience within the squad.

“These are two guys who really understand the club, and have a great presence,” Williams said.

“Any players who come into this club will instantly respect them and learn a lot from them.

“They are also brilliant footballers who will give us brilliant service on the pitch as well, so I am very happy to have them with us.

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“They have hugely important roles, and they have that connection and care for this football club, and people pick up on that and will feel what this club means to people.

“The more of that we have then the better shape we will be in, and the more resilience we have. You need that feeling.

“But you also need quality, and these guys have incredible quality. First and foremost, they are footballers, they are not ambassadors and we should make that clear.

“Of course, they bring added value in certain areas, and they will be a big help for me around the squad, but they are hugely talented footballers and that’s why we are delighted to have Joe and Kyle back.”