Michu's chances of joining Arsenal or Liverpool spurned by Swans boss

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Swansea City manager Garry Monk is adamant that the Welsh side have not put Spanish strike star Michu up for sale, insisting that the club will do everything in its power to stop Arsenal and Liverpool stealing a key forward from the Liberty Stadium.

Michu was restricted to just 17 Premier League appearances last season but did enjoy a tremendous debut campaign with Swansea before those problems struck, scoring 18 times to prove his worth as a potent target man.

Monk is facing a fierce fight to keep both Michu and Ivory Coast marksman Wilfried Bony amid growing interest from both Arsenal and Liverpool, but Monk told the Daily Express that he intends to keep Michu and have him fit and firing in South Wales next season.

He said: "He has definitely not been put up for sale by anyone at this club, me, the chairman or anyone.

"Our only discussion about Michu is getting him back to fitness and making sure he's on the pitch for Swansea and scoring goals.

"He's a goalscorer, our top scorer two seasons ago, so that's not something you dismiss very lightly. We want him here at the club."

Liverpool and the Gunners are both desperately searching for fresh attacking additions this summer, to take the pressure of top scorers Luis Suarez and Olivier Giroud respectively.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers also has the demands of Champions League football to factor in when looking to build a more well-rounded squad ready for next season, but neither side has made their reported interest concrete in Michu at this stage.

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