Laudrup insists he will stay at Swansea amid rift rumours

The Swans boss is adamant he won't leave despite a spectacular breakdown in the relationship between the club and his agent, who they claim was trying to dictate transfer policy
Michael Laudrup has insisted he will stay at Swansea despite the war of words that has erupted between the club and his agent, Bayram Tutumlu.

It has emerged that the Swans have severed all ties with Tutumlu after claiming he was attempting to control their transfer policy. The Welsh club have worked closely with him during Laudrup's reign at the club, but sources claimed that relations had broken down since the final days of last season.

The tension between club and his agent has cast doubts over the manager's future at Swansea, but Laudrup insists it is not his problem and he will remain at the Liberty Stadium.

The Dane told the South Wales Evening Post: “Bayram is my agent and that’s not going to change.

“If the club do not want to work with him or Bayram does not want to work with them, it’s their problem not mine.

“The only thing I care about is to have the best players possible at Swansea who are within range of the economy of the club.

It is believe the catalyst for the rift was potential sale of defender Ashley Williams, but Laudrup is adamant the falling-out will have no bearing on his future at Swansea.

“Again I must say that my intention is to stay - I have repeated it so many times in the last three months," he added.

“I have 100 per cent confidence in Bayram, but if the club don’t want to work with him or he doesn’t want to work with them, they have to live with that. It will not change my relationship with Bayram one centimetre.

“The only thing I am interested in is having the best players at Swansea within the budget that is possible.

“That’s what I have been fighting for every day, last year when I arrived and this year as well. That will always be the most important thing for me wherever I end up in the future.”