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Williams: Konerko discussions ongoing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. –- White Sox general manager Kenny Williams said negotiations to bring back Paul Konerko were ongoing Monday, but he didn’t sound as if a deal will be reached by the end of the day.

Williams was trying to remain patient when it came to Konerko but claimed there is a point when he would have to move on to other things. He is not at that point yet.

And in what figures to be his last comments about his relationship with manager Ozzie Guillen, Williams said things are just fine. The two cleared the air once again at a Chicago restaurant recently and Williams said the conversation was like old times.

When asked if their reconciliation was more sincere this time, Williams bristled and said he didn’t care to talk about the subject any longer.

Williams also said he was still interested in bringing back reliever J.J. Putz, but the right-hander agreed to a deal with the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Williams was meeting with the media for the first time at baseball's annual winter meetings.