Graham has not asked to leave Swansea, insists chairman

The 27-year-old is reportedly close to a move to Sunderland, however Huw Jenkins and Michael Laudrup have rejected claims that the striker has asked to leave the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has dismissed reports that Danny Graham has requested to leave the club due to "personal reasons".

The striker has struggled for first-team opportunities this season due to the prolific form of summer signing Michu, but has still netted seven goals - with four coming in his last seven appearances.

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Swansea have confirmed that they have received firm offers from Sunderland and Norwich City, with the former reportedly near to sealing Graham’s signature for £5 million, but Jenkins has rejected that a move is in the offing.

"At the moment there is no substance to this whatsoever,” Jenkins told BBC Radio Wales.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has also quashed any reports that the forward is available for transfer and that Graham has informed the club hierarchy of a desire to leave.

"I think maybe nothing will happen," Laudrup said. "There have been a lot of questions about Danny but I can only say Danny is here and we want him to stay and we don't want to change.

"He is here and if he comes to me and he wants to leave - and we have a very, very good offer - then we have to look into it, otherwise it could easily happen we will have the same squad on February 1 as we do now.

"I haven't read anything official or in any newspaper or on television where Danny has said he wants to leave, that means he must want to stay and probably he will."