Laudrup unsure on deadline deals

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admits he does not know how the final few hours of the winter transfer window will pan out.

Last Updated: 30/01/13 at 07:41 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: No good behaviour clause in Mario Balotelli's Liverpool contract, says agent

Post comment

Mario Balotelli will join Liverpool next week, but won't have a good behaviour clause in his contract, his agent says.

Transfer news: Georgios Samaras delighted to have joined West Brom

Post comment

Georgios Samaras is delighted to have been offered a second shot at the Premier League by West Bromwich Albion.

All Articles

Michael Laudrup: 'I really don't

Michael Laudrup: 'I really don't

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup simply does not know how the final few hours of the winter transfer window will pan out.

Laudrup saw striker Danny Graham very nearly snatch victory at the death in what might prove to be his final game for the club at Sunderland, one of the clubs who have been chasing his signature for several weeks.

However, with Thursday's deadline fast approaching, Laudrup, who declined to confirm whether or not Graham had asked to leave, insists he is not sure what will happen with either potential incomings or outgoings.

He said: "I really don't know. Sometimes when we are asked these questions, we have to be like politicians and avoid the answer.

"But in some part it's because we really don't know what is going to happen.

"We have already seen some examples during this January transfer window where other clubs have had players that were quite sure to go to one cub and then suddenly, they show up at a press conference with another shirt on.

"My answer to that is that when we answer - I think I can say 'we' for a lot of managers because we don't know 100% what is going to happen in transfer windows."

Graham, who was booed by sections of the Black Cats' fans when he replaced Leon Britton as a 74th-minute substitute, came closest to winning the game deep into injury time when he forced a match-saving block from defender Titus Bramble.

Up until that point, the visitors had enjoyed the better of the game, particularly in the first half, and could have been ahead with nine minutes remaining when Nathan Dyer side-footed wide from Michu's lay-off.

They might also have been awarded an early penalty for John O'Shea's challenge on striker Itay Shechter, although Laudrup was quick to absolve referee Andre Marriner of any blame.

He said: "From the bench when I saw it, it didn't seem like a penalty to me, but after I saw it on television, it did.

"But then again, it's so easy for us, isn't it? We have two, three, 10 times to see it and then we decide if it was or wasn't.

"The referee has only two seconds, so I am really not complaining."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is determined to keep Asmir Begovic

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says that Asmir Begovic will not be leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window.

Fresh Mackay claims emerge

Malky Mackay faces further accusations of racism after appearing on Sky Sports News on Friday to apologise for his conduct.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini says Liverpool cracked under title race pressure

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Liverpool cracked under the pressure of last season's title race.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property