Swansea have bid accepted for rumoured Saints target

Daily Echo: Michu in action for Rayo Valecano Michu in action for Rayo Valecano

Swansea are reported to have had a bid for rumoured Saints target Michu accepted by Rayo Valecano.

The Swans have offered around 2m euros for the 26-year-old, who scored 15 La Liga goals last season.

According to reports, the Spaniard has been given the all clear to discuss personal terms with the Welsh side.

Michu has a four million euros release clause from his contract but the Madrid-based side has been struggling financially, with players threatening to leave last season in a row over unpaid wages.

Several other English clubs have been linked with the midfielder, including Manchester United, Fulham, Stoke City, Liverpool, Saints, Wigan and West Brom.

La Liga side Sevilla were also believed to be interested in signing Michu and could allow the midfielder to stay at Rayo on loan next season.

New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup said he thought the Spanish transfer market offered good value for money when he joined the Welsh side following the departure of Brendan Rodgers.

The move means Michu could be set to fill the place left by loan star Gylfi Sigurdsson who left the Liberty Stadium to join Tottenham.

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10:55am Tue 17 Jul 12

derek james says...

as soon as he sees the mumbles he'll be off!
as soon as he sees the mumbles he'll be off! derek james
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10:58am Tue 17 Jul 12

billythesaint says...

I wonder who will be first to slate NC and NA if we don't buy this bloke? There's a few dummies being spat already this morning about Buttner. We're in competition with hundreds of clubs around the world to sign top players. If they come, they come. The sun is out, reeeelax!
I wonder who will be first to slate NC and NA if we don't buy this bloke? There's a few dummies being spat already this morning about Buttner. We're in competition with hundreds of clubs around the world to sign top players. If they come, they come. The sun is out, reeeelax! billythesaint
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11:11am Tue 17 Jul 12

Jannersaint says...

Right player for the right price not any price. Saying that I'd be surprised if we can't compete financially with Swansea.
Right player for the right price not any price. Saying that I'd be surprised if we can't compete financially with Swansea. Jannersaint
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11:35am Tue 17 Jul 12

cpnhadock says...

I fully trust NA and NC to build our team the right way.... if this guy wants to be a part of it - great! if not, then we march on!!

COYR!!!
I fully trust NA and NC to build our team the right way.... if this guy wants to be a part of it - great! if not, then we march on!! COYR!!! cpnhadock
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12:00pm Tue 17 Jul 12

damoose says...

All we need right now is some va-va-vroom some la-la-la bamba..pace an power..relentless aggressive speed down the flanks and a stone-cold evil centre-half that takes no prisoners and hates the ball ..we dont need any Spanish light-weight pretty- boy cry-babies ...
All we need right now is some va-va-vroom some la-la-la bamba..pace an power..relentless aggressive speed down the flanks and a stone-cold evil centre-half that takes no prisoners and hates the ball ..we dont need any Spanish light-weight pretty- boy cry-babies ... damoose
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12:02pm Tue 17 Jul 12

franiow says...

If he's as cheap as they say, we could have paid it, so I bet he wasn't on our serious list.
If he's as cheap as they say, we could have paid it, so I bet he wasn't on our serious list. franiow
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12:03pm Tue 17 Jul 12

franiow says...

If he's as cheap as they say, we could have paid it, so I bet he wasn't on our serious list.
If he's as cheap as they say, we could have paid it, so I bet he wasn't on our serious list. franiow
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12:28pm Tue 17 Jul 12

saintsdan says...

KEEP CALM

AND

TRUST CORTESE
KEEP CALM AND TRUST CORTESE saintsdan
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12:34pm Tue 17 Jul 12

jonny-shuttle says...

we need to sell, not buy
we need to sell, not buy jonny-shuttle
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1:09pm Tue 17 Jul 12

RisingSon says...

I thought the rumour was that we offered £5 million for him. Rayo Valecano appear to accepted €4 million. Sounds like they could teach NC something about successfully running a football club.
I thought the rumour was that we offered £5 million for him. Rayo Valecano appear to accepted €4 million. Sounds like they could teach NC something about successfully running a football club. RisingSon
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1:13pm Tue 17 Jul 12

RisingSon says...

Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn!
Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn! RisingSon
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1:55pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Alicesdad says...

NC is not to be messed with and to criticise him about this is plainly stupid.

As Franiow said earlier, this price is well within our reach so it cannot have been a very committed bid to get him.

Dead story based on rumour ...move on.
NC is not to be messed with and to criticise him about this is plainly stupid. As Franiow said earlier, this price is well within our reach so it cannot have been a very committed bid to get him. Dead story based on rumour ...move on. Alicesdad
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2:03pm Tue 17 Jul 12

RisingSon says...

Saint. wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn!
Idiot
And I thought was being obviously ironic.
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn![/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]And I thought was being obviously ironic. RisingSon
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2:15pm Tue 17 Jul 12

Saint. says...

RisingSon wrote:
Saint. wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn!
Idiot
And I thought was being obviously ironic.
Fair enough, obviously not obvious enough
[quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn![/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]And I thought was being obviously ironic.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, obviously not obvious enough Saint.
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4:31pm Tue 17 Jul 12

TimCan says...

Saint. wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
Saint. wrote:
RisingSon wrote:
Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn!
Idiot
And I thought was being obviously ironic.
Fair enough, obviously not obvious enough
Struck me as being somewhat
moronic rather than ironic
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RisingSon[/bold] wrote: Sorry, they're even better than I thought. They appear to have accepted €2 million. NC, you have a lot to learn![/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]And I thought was being obviously ironic.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, obviously not obvious enough[/p][/quote]Struck me as being somewhat moronic rather than ironic TimCan
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4:59pm Tue 17 Jul 12

SaintMax says...

NC you idiot, why don't you offer 2 million euros and five cents!!
NC you idiot, why don't you offer 2 million euros and five cents!! SaintMax
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