Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has emerged as a shock contender for the Chelsea job.

The 49-year-old Dane has Swansea flying in the Premier League and is close to savouring the ­Capital One Cup Final - at the ­expense of ­Chelsea, says the People.

Swansea go into Wednesday's second leg with a 2-0 lead, but his impact has been noted by Blues' owner Roman ­Abramovich.

Laudrup has shown ­detailed knowledge of the Spanish game and brought in bargain recruits Michu and Chico Flores to the Liberty ­Stadium.