METRO – Swansea keeper Michel Vorm set to sign new contract at Liberty Stadium

Swansea’s Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm is poised to agree a new four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, ending speculation about his future. Michel Vorm has established an impressive reputation in his brief time in English football (Picture: Reuters) The 28-year-old was voted player of the year last season, his first in south Wales, following his arrival from Utrecht for £1.5m, and had been linked a move to Liverpool, following manager Brendan Rodgers and former team-mate Joe Allen to Anfield. But it now appears that Vorm will pledge his future to the club in the next few days. When asked about the prospect of moving away at the end of last season, Vorm said ‘My family loves it here. I cannot imagine that I’ll leave the club after one season especially after the way we’ve performed’. The Swans will hope that securing Vorm’s signature might encourage Welsh international defenders Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor to follow suit and sign new contracts. Swansea have won two of the first four Premier League games this season, and currently lie fifth in the table.

Europa League Group Stage Draw

The group stage of the Europa League has been drawn and Liverpool find themselves drawn in Group K alongside Steaua Bucharest, Napoli and Utrecht. Matches will be played on September 16 and 30, October 21, November 4, December 1/2 and 15/16. The draw in full: Group A: Juventus, Manchester City, FC Salzburg, Lech Poznan Group B: Atletico Madrid,…