Laudrup ready for anything on Allen

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has a contingency plan should Joe Allen leave for Liverpool, and says the midfielder will be allowed to decide his own future.

Laudrup has made Rayo Vallecano midfielder Michu his third signing of the summer following the captures of Chico Flores and Jonathan de Guzman. But it is the future of Allen that is attracting the most attention, with speculation mounting that former boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to take the talented playmaker to Anfield.

Laudrup reiterated that Swansea have yet to receive any contact from Liverpool, but said he has a plan in place should Allen move on. "You always have to be one step ahead so we have to be prepared for everything. It's not only in this case, but with each position in the team," he said.

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