Swansea rival Newcastle for Mariappa

Swansea City are rivalling Newcastle United in the battle for Watford defender Adrian Mariappa.

Swansea City are rivalling Newcastle United in the battle for Watford defender Adrian Mariappa.

Brendan Rodgers tried to sign the 24-year-old in the summer and is keen to make another offer with Newcastle reluctant to bid beyond £4million in total.

Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams is another option for both clubs should they miss out on Mariappa.

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