The Eredivisie champions claim the Swans manager owes 3m Euros.
Swansea City’s summer tour of the Netherlands was put in doubt with Dutch champions Ajax claiming manager Michael Laudrup owed them millions in unpaid tax.
Yet the club insists the ongoing row will not affect the schedule, despite the four-time European winners taking out an advert in a national newspaper summoning Laudrup to court.
The dispute dates back to the late 1990s when the Dane spent a year at Ajax as a player, but the 48-year-old’s representatives have been quick to rubbish the claims.
“I pity Ajax. They have shown they are not a great club, they are only a very small club,” Bayram Tutumlu was quoted in the Mirror on Laudrup’s behalf.
“Michael did very well when he was at Ajax. Before he arrived they were down, but then they were league champions and won the cup.
“After Michael left, they were down again. We are angry as Michael does not owe them any money.”
The Swans are due to head to the Netherlands for a four-match tour at the start of July, with none of the games luckily against Ajax.
Despite the controversy concerning their manager the south Wales club insists that the plans will not be changed.
Mild-mannered Laudrup had an extremely successful first season at the Liberty Stadium, following his appointment at Swansea after Brendan Rodgers’ departure for Liverpool.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder led the club to a top 10 finish in the Premier League and also won the Swans their first major trophy with triumph in the Capital One Cup.