Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has ducked questions about interest from Real Madrid. Laudrup's success with the Swans - who are in the top half of the Premier League - has inevitably seen him linked with Jose Mourinho's job at the Bernabeu.

But Laudrup, a hugely-respected former Real Madrid player, said: "This is not the time to talk about what lies in the future for anyone.

"We are only days from one of the most important days in this club's history. To talk about anything else would be reckless."