Swansea City's Problem Is With Michael Laudrup's Agent

'Swansea's Problem Is With Laudrup's Agent'

Swansea City have "no problem" with manager Michael Laudrup but have severed ties with the Dane's agent Bayram Tutumlu.

A dispute over transfer policy compelled the Swans to end their association with Tutumlu, but Laudrup's future at the club remains secure.

Tutumlu emphasised his client will not be leaving the Liberty Stadium and added the sole issue is 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."

The initial disagreement was believed to be over the amount of money made available for Laudrup to spend on new players this summer as Swansea, 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 and his involvement in the potential sale of defender Ashley Williams. Arsenal are interested in signing the Swans' captain.

Despite Tutumlu's conduct, Laudrup has stressed he will continue to be his agent. Tutumlu who he has been working with the former Denmark international since his playing days for Barcelona.

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


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