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Michael Laudrup's agent denies exit rumours despite disagreement with Swansea

Updated: Friday, 14 Jun 2013 17:16 | Comments

Michael Laudrup won the Capital One Cup with Swansea
Michael Laudrup won the Capital One Cup with Swansea

Michael Laudrup's agent Bayram Tutumlu has stressed there is "no problem" between the Dane and Swansea.

It emerged this week that the Welsh outfit had severed ties with Tutumlu following a dispute over transfer policy and there has been doubt over whether or not Laudrup will remain as manager.

Laudrup says his intention is to stay, though, and Tutumlu has also now emphasised that the 48-year-old will not be leaving.

Tutumlu claims there is only an issue between himself and Swans chairman Huw Jenkins.

"There is no problem with Michael Laudrup and Swansea City," said Tutumlu, quoted by the BBC.

"He is staying. It is my problem, my problem with Huw Jenkins."

"He is staying. It is my problem, my problem with Huw Jenkins." - Laudrup's agent 

It is understood the initial disagreement was over the amount of money available for Laudrup to spend on new players this summer as Swansea, last season's Capital One Cup winners, look to strengthen for a European campaign.

But the club were also unhappy at Tutumlu's desire to put forward his own list of proposed transfer targets, with the final straw being the agent's involvement in the potential sale of defender Ashley Williams, despite the Swans having no intention of letting the reported Arsenal target go.

While Laudrup has indicated that he sees no reason why the situation should lead to him departing Swansea, he has also made it clear that Tutumlu, who he has been working with since his days playing for Barcelona, will continue to be his agent.

Laudrup was appointed Swansea manager last summer and signed a new deal in March that runs to 2015.

There have been reports suggesting that, with Paris St Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti being strongly linked with the managerial vacancy at Real Madrid, the French club are interested in Laudrup.

And on that matter, Tutumlu has been quoted by Swedish newspaper Expressen as simply saying "no comment" when asked if he had been talking to PSG.

Asked by Expressen if Laudrup was staying at Swansea, Tutumlu added: "Right now he is the coach of Swansea."

The article also included Tutumlu's thoughts on PSG's Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He said: "I think Zlatan is a great player - it has nothing to do with whether Michael has an offer from Paris, but Zlatan is a great player.

"He is a monster, a very strong player.

"I think Michael Laudrup has the same opinion, we talk a lot about players."

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