Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup insists their squad isn't about to break up.

Laudrup was quick to alleviate fears that a plethora of Swansea's best players could depart the Liberty before the end of August.

He said: "There is always rumour, one day it's Joe Allen, one day it is Ashley, the next it's Taylor or it's Leon (Britton) or (Danny) Graham.

"It's normal, you look at it as normal and it says we must be doing something good.

"But you need a competitive team to play in the Premier League so of course we will not sell all our best players because what is the point of being the best club in the Championship?"