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Laudrup keen to stay with Swans

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has reiterated his intention to remain at the Liberty Stadium but has urged the club's board to make quicker progress on transfer targets.

The Swans struck their first deal of the summer by signing Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas on a free transfer on Thursday. However, it was made in an atmosphere of unrest with chairman Huw Jenkins and Laudrup disagreeing over the amount of money Swansea are prepared to spend in the summer.

The chairman publicly assured his manager "substantial" funds were available but the Dane believes a lack of activity has provided a void for claims of unrest to develop. "I have always said that my intention was, and is, to stay at the club," he told the South Wales Evening Post.

"I think all the speculation regarding my future is due to the fact that there hasn't been any good news since we played our last game three weeks ago. We all need some good news.

"I had hoped for some signings at this stage but I think this is a question to ask to the chairman and the board.

"They have all the names of the possible players for our team and all the players, except one, are in Swansea's level when we talk about transfer and salary.

"It is almost three weeks since we played the last game and everyone is looking forward to receiving some news regarding new players.

"Instead people can read in different papers and media that there are bigger and bigger problems with me, the chairman, the board, my agent or players who will not join Swansea because they are not sure that I will stay."

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