Swansea have made a lot of signings in several areas of the pitch and it was expected that they would be selling a couple of players in order to balance the books. Manager Michael Laudrup, though, has revealed that the club has not revealed any bids for its players.
Key players from last season like Ashley Williams have been linked with a move away from the Liberty stadium with the likes of Arsenal interested in his services. However, a valuation in the region of £ 10 million has been enough to stop Arsenal from making an official offer for the defender.
It is the same case with other players at the club according to Laudrup, who himself was subjected to several rumours. The former Barcelona midfielder was linked with the vacant managerial jobs at PSG and Barcelona. Only recently, he revealed that he turned down the opportunity to manage clubs in the Champions League in order to fulfil his contract at Swansea. In his first season at the club, Laudrup managed to guide the club to a ninth place finish along with a trophy as well. He said at the start of the pre-season that the club needed to spend a lot of money not to come close to be achieving this once again.
"I can control what I'm doing but of course I can't control what others are thinking. I've always said if someone really wants to leave for a certain reason, then it's very difficult to keep a player. We saw that last year with Joe [Allen] to Liverpool and Scott [Sinclair] to Man City and Danny [Graham]. You can't really keep players against their will because they want to leave," said the Swansea manager, who was unable to stop Graham from moving to Sunderland back in January.