The Dane wanted to bring Lukaku to the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has revealed that the Dane tried to bring Chelsea starlet Romelu Lukaku to south Wales in the summer.
The 49-year-old contacted the Blues to ask about the availability of the 20-year-old but was turned away, before Jose Mourinho made a u-turn and allowed the Belgian to join Everton on-loan.
“We asked for him but they [Chelsea] said no. At the time, they wanted to keep him. I didn’t call again,” Laudrup was quoted by the Mirror.
“I should have called at the last moment, but we had already signed Wilfried [Bony] by then.”
Lukaku has been in superb form once again for the Toffees this season and has netted eight Premier League goals already.
The forward is simply continuing from where the Belgium international left off last term, when the youngster scored 17 times in the league for West Bromwich Albion.
The Swans meanwhile have been steady if unremarkable with Bony leading the line and the Ivorian has struggled to find the same touch that saw the attacker net over 30 times for Vitesse Arnhem in 2012/13.
The 25-year-old has 10 goals in all competitions for the south Wales side, but with the team having to cope with Europa League duty this campaign their league form has slipped.
As for Lukaku, the striker is part of the new revolution at Goodison Park under impressive manager Roberto Martinez, with the Merseyside club fighting for a top four place.
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