The surprise signing of last year’s English Premier League, Michu, will remain at Swansea this season.
The dynamic Spanish attacking midfielder, who does a good imitation of a striker, joined the Swans in a cut-price deal from Rayo Vallecano, and went on to score 22 goals for the Capital One Cup champions.
Seldom has a new foreign player settled so comfortably into the English top-flight, and it is no surprise that clubs like Arsenal- who have missed out on a host of top tacking transfer targets- are reportedly keen to sign him.
But Swans boss Michael Laudrup is adamant that Michu will not be sold.
"I have not even discussed the idea of Michu leaving with anyone as I am so convinced that he wants to stay here this season," Laudrup told the South Wales Echo, responding to mounting speculation that Arsenal want his man.
"I don't want Michu to leave for any amount in the world, but if someone comes in and gives an absolutely ridiculous bid then I can understand if the player or the club say this is way beyond what we could expect in the future," Laudrup added.
But not even a huge bid from the Gunners would force Swansea to sell Michu.
“Economically this club are very good, and I think if they (Arsenal) came in with a late bid, the reaction from the board and chairman will be 'no' even if the money is ridiculous, because we would not have time to find a replacement who is near enough to the same standard,” Laudrup said.
"You could say we got the money, but why be the richest club in the Championship? What is that worth?"