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Michael Laudrup future uncertain amid 'disagreement over transfer funds'

The Dane has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and PSG

Michael Laudrup's future at Swansea City has become the subject of intense speculation amid a row over transfer funds for next season.

The friction between chairman Huw Jenkins, and Laudrup and his agent Bayram Tutumlu, is understood to centre around the amount of money Swansea are prepared to spend on new signings.

The row is understood to have escalated with suggestions the Dane could walk away from the club just a year after taking charge at the Liberty Stadium.

The Daily Mail goes as far as to claim that unless the 48-year-old receives assurances over his future, he will make a decision on his future in the coming days. Although other reports suggest he will remain in charge next term.

Laudrup guided the Swans to Capital One Cup glory last season, as well as a ninth-place Premier League finish, and has been linked with clubs such as Paris St Germain and Real Madrid. It's claimed that some at the club feel Laudrup could be using this dispute to engineer a way out of the club without honouring a £10m compensation clause in his contract.

Just last week the Dane had said it would be very difficult for Swansea to improve unless they "find a couple of hundred million pounds". Next season the Welsh club will have to contend with a Europa League campaign.

It is understood Laudrup has become frustrated at the lack of progress made in securing some of his summer transfer targets, as well as the club's desire to continue with the sensible spending approach which has served them so well during their rise through the divisions.

Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas was one of Laudrup's main transfer targets, but now appears set for a move to Liverpool, while the Swansea board would be reluctant to provide the sums of money required to capture the likes of St Etienne's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo.

Jenkins and Tutumlu are expected to hold further talks on the issue, with a rapid resolution needed.

Tutumlu recently said Laudrup would remain with Swansea, despite having offers from other clubs, but added the caveat that that would be the case if the Swansea board made good on assurances he claims they gave to Laudrup when he signed a contract extension in March.