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Chelsea Transfer News: Abramovich Targeting Swansea Boss Michael Laudrup

By Staff Reporter - Posted: 02/14/13 01:54AM EST
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Roman Abramovich looks likely to sanction a continued refreshing of the Chelsea squad this summer. (Photo: Reuters / Eddie Keogh)

Chelsea is desperately scouting for a new manager, according to the reports in the English press.

Former Chelsea boss and current Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and Borussia Dortmund Coach Jurgen Klopp have been recently linked to the Blues.

Now it has emerged that Swansea boss Michael Laudrup too is being tracked by Blues owner Roman Abramovich. This despite the fact that Laudrup is all set to sign a new deal with his present club.

"I have said more than once that my intention is to stay," he revealed.

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"I have a contract and it's a very interesting team we are building and again we will try to build on in the summer," Laudrup was quoted as saying by Sport 360.

"Now we have to stay in the present and the present is the league and to win the cup final. Then we can look at next season and see with new players coming in, the possibility of playing in Europe, it will be a
very exciting season but first we have to finish this one."

Laudrup guided the swans to the Capital One Cup Final, no wonder a lot of clubs across Europe are taking interest in him.

Meanwhile, Klopp too has insisted that he will stay on with the Bundesliga champions until 2016.

"I have a contract until 2016. I have said 20 times I'll definitely stay until 2016. Everybody thinks I say it but that if a club like Chelsea or Real Madrid come in for me, I will go. This is something I can't change but they will see," Klopp was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.

"I was the coach at Mainz before Dortmund for seven years. Each year I could have left for a Bundesliga club but I said 'no, I have a contract, I will stay'. I enjoy what I'm doing here at Dortmund. It's
a great club, a great city, everything is okay."

"It is a really big honour for me, ­coming from a small village called Bretten in the Black Forest where 1,500 people live, that somebody thinks I can train Chelsea. It's not a normal story, it's a special
story. But I don't think about it."

Dortmund drew 2-2 with Turkish side Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League last-16 stage game on Wednesday night.



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