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Laudrup in talks with Swansea


Swansea are close to appointing Michael Laudrup as manager following further talks with the club chairman, Huw Jenkins.

The Denmark legend was on a shortlist with Ian Holloway, the Blackpool manager, to succeed Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium and is favourite to be in the role by the end of the week.

The 47-year-old former Juventus and Real Madrid player is a free agent having resigned from Real Mallorca in September.