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Laudrup on brink over amazing bust-up between agent and Swansea board

Michael Laudrup's relationship with Swansea City is at breaking point after a huge bust-up involving his agent, Bayram Tutumlu.

The Daily Mail reports a massive disagreement between chairman Huw Jenkins and Laudrup's agent of more than 20 years, Tutumlu, is partially responsible for the bust-up that could lead to the Dane's departure this summer.

In a series of damning allegations, senior officials at the club have claimed Tutumlu has been attempting to dictate and control the club's transfer policy for months and they have now taken the step of preventing him from holding any authorisation to recruit or sell players.

Among the most provocative allegations emanating from the club concerns a moment in the closing stages of last season when Tutumlu is said to have declared his intention to sell Ashley Williams.

Jenkins opposed the suggestion and the incident is understood to have triggered a shouting match between the pair, virtually destroying the club's relationship with an adviser Laudrup has trusted since his playing days at Barcelona.

Further claims have been made that Tutumlu insisted all new players are signed through him, while he is also said to have met prospective signings without Jenkins's or the club's knowledge. A further claim is that Tutumlu attempted to scupper deals the club had arranged via other agents in Europe.

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