New Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is ready to compete with Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Liverpool for the signature of Rayo Vallecano attacker Michu.
Laudrup, who succeeded Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium, is aiming to strengthen his squad ahead of the next season by drafting in Spanish midfielder Michu. Miguel Perez Cuesta, popularly known as Michu, shone for freshly promoted Vallecano last season scoring 17 goals in all tournaments. He ended as the joint ninth top scorer in Spain and has since attracted interest from a host of clubs.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had sent his brother Martin to watch the striker and made his way to Madrid to assess the player personally. However, none of the clubs apart from Swansea have contacted Vallecano over the transfer of the player by putting in a £1.7m bid. The La Liga side are cash strapped and are looking to sell the 26 year old this summer as Michu enters the final year of his contract.
La Liga side Sevilla are also believed to be interested in him and have made a loan enquiry already.