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Laudrup ignored 'big club' interest

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has revealed he ignored overtures from several "big clubs" during the summer to stay at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans' fine Barclays Premier League showing and Capital One Cup success last season served to enhance Laudrup's reputation and spark speculation that he could be set to leave the club. However, the Dane insists he never considered walking away.

Laudrup, currently in Holland with his squad for a pre-season training camp, told www.walesonline.co.uk: "Yes, there were clubs - a couple of big ones as well - who wanted me, but it never became anything more than that."

He added: "As I said and confirmed many times, I wanted to stay and I told players the same when they asked me before they extended their contracts. I don't want to run away from that.

"It's normal after a season we which was good for everybody that there is a lot of interest and eyes on all of us, domestically and internationally.

"But it never went further than that and I didn't have to speak to anyone because I want to stay here."

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