Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/21/14

Danish footballer Michael Laudrup playing for the Spanish club FC Barcelona, early 1990s. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has revealed Chelsea made an inquiry as to his availability in the summer. Rumors the 49-year-old former Denmark star would leave the Swans in the off-season gathered pace when his agent Bayram Tutumlu fell out with the club. In the event, Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge for a second spell and Laudrup remained with the Welsh club - but the latter has now lifted the lid on the events of the summer. Laudrup, who handed 18-year-old midfielder Pau Morer professional terms on Wednesday, told Portuguese newspaper A Bola: "Someone tried to know my availability through intermediaries, but there was nothing concrete. "Also, I had given my word that I would be in Swansea." Meanwhile, Laudrup has been praised by Swansea forward Michu, whose club form since joining in the summer of 2012 has earned him his first call-up for Spain. The 27-year-old striker said: "It's because of Michael Laudrup that I am here. He is one of the best managers I have ev...
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