Swansea boss Laudrup warns Arsenal off Michu

Michael Laudrup has told Arsenal to forget about bidding for Swansea attacker Michu, Sky Sports has reported, as the Welsh club would reject out of hand any approach for the Spaniard as they do not need the money and would not have time to replace their main goal scorer.

Michu was a £2.2m signing from Rayo Vallecano last summer and took to the Premier League in impressive fashion, scoring 22 goals and signing a new contract, for another four years, in January. But he has been mentioned as a possible alternative for Arsenal to Luis Suarez, the Liverpool striker the Gunners have so far been unable to prise away from Anfield.

But Laudrup warned his Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger, that he would find it similarly difficult to convince the Swans to part with Michu. “I know if they (Arsenal) came in with a very late bid, I know that the reaction from the board and chairman will be ‘No’, even if the money is ridiculous, as we will not have time enough to find a replacement who is near enough to the same standard,” Laudrup said.

You can say we would get a lot of money but why be the richest club in the championship? What is that worth?,” the Dane added. “I spoke to Michu last year and he extended his contract and asked me about mine and I said ‘I am going to stay here’, and he said, ‘So am I’,” Laudrup revealed.

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