Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has issued a hands off warning towards Arsenal, who are said to be chasing Michu.
The Gunners have suffered a number of setbacks in the transfer market this summer, with moves for Luis Suarez and Lars Bender having already been thwarted.
Rumours have suggested that Arsene Wenger may turn to long-term target Michu, who enjoyed a wonderful debut Premier League campaign with the Swans.
But, Laudrup says that it would take a “ridiculous” offer for Swansea to even consider selling the Spaniard.
“From my point of view 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 told the Daily Mail.
“But I think the club, as economically it is very good, I know if they came in with a late bid I know that the reaction from the board and chairman will be “no”, even if the money is ridiculous as we will not have time enough to find a replacement who is near enough to the same standard.”
The 27-year-old only moved to the Liberty Stadium last summer from Rayo Vallecano, but has quickly cemented a spot as one of the league’s top attacking talents.
His supreme technical abilities have seen him deployed as both an orthodox striker and in the number ten role under Laudrup, and he was key in the club’s Capital One Cup success earlier this year.
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