Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is facing a fight on his hands next month when the January transfer window re-opens in England, as he struggles to fight off interest in his top scorer this season, Spanish striker Miguel Perez Cuesta, known as 'Michu'.

The 26-year-old marks man has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances this season and has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool, who are both said to be interested in their active searches for new strikers.

Michu is a versatile striker who is good on the ball and good in the air, started as an attacking midfielder he has been converted recently to a very decent target man/lone striker. His style would suit the type of striker needed by both Liverpool and Chelsea who struggle to provide a real physical presence in the box. 

Clearly Swansea will battle to keep hold of their star man but the chance to play for a big club like Liverpool or Chelsea could well tempt the former Rayo Vallecano striker, who was a bargain buy at only ¬£2 million in the summer. 

His current team mate Angel Rangel has recently spoken out regarding any potential move for Michu by stating that his club must resist any temptation to sell him, even though they could make a large profit on the Spaniard. 

Full back Rangel also goes on to say that it is only a matter of time before Michu get's a deserved call up to the Spanish National team,  especially with the current bad form of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. 

Chelsea will certainly use Michu as an option in their pursuit for strikers as they work through their own shortlist and could well be willing to flex their financial muscle and offer a deal that Swansea simply cannot refuse.