VIDEO: Laudrup hints that Roland Lamah could leave Swansea
MICHAEL Laudrup has indicated that Roland Lamah could join the list of players who will be allowed to leave Swansea City before the transfer window closes.
The Swansea manager has revealed that Luke Moore is closing in on a free transfer move to Turkish side Elazigspor.
He has also confirmed that Leroy Lita — who is now being linked with Barnsley — and Curtis Obeng are also available on frees.
And though Laudrup says he knows nothing about reports linking Lamah with FC Copenhagen, he has suggested that the 25-year-old will be released from his long-term loan at the Liberty if he wants to go.
"I don't know anything about Copenhagen wanting Roland and he is in our squad right now," Laudrup said.
"But let's see what happens in what's left of the transfer window.
"He has not been playing until now this season and he played less than he expected last season.
"You always want a player to be a big success when you bring him in, to score lots of goals and play every game, but you can only use a certain number of players."
Laudrup signed Lamah on an 18-month loan deal from Osasuna back in January, but the Belgian international has made just one start in a Swansea shirt to date.
There is some uncertainty about whether he can move on again under the terms of his loan agreement, but Laudrup believes a deal could be done.
Roland Lamah talking after the Swans's summer 5-1 win over Excelsior:
While Swansea look prepared to lose Lamah, they are determined to hold on to Ashley Williams and Michu.
The pair have this week been linked with a joint £35 million switch to Arsenal, but Laudrup has insisted again that Swansea have heard nothing from the Gunners about either player.
And as the speculation continues, the Dane has criticised the timing of the transfer window, which this year closes on September 2.
"They are just rumours — we haven't heard anything," said Laudrup.
"I accept the rumours are part of the game but, while they don't affect me, they can affect the players.
"I was at the meeting of Premier League managers in London before the season started, and one of the questions we asked was why we can't move the transfer deadline to before the season starts.
"The big leagues have all started already so it would suit all of us, but we were told there's not a lot of interest in moving the deadline forward.
"I can't understand why that is because I think every manager would be interested in having the window closed by the time the first game starts."
Laudrup says that if Arsenal really are interested, they must make an offer soon for it even to be considered.
"It would cause huge damage if we lost two players at that level now because you need to find replacements at the same level," he added.
"If you sell someone and then try to buy someone the next day, everybody knows you have money and the price goes up.
"That means we are very, very close to the deadline of this club as far as selling anybody goes."
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew hit out at Arsenal after they made a bid for Toon midfielder Yohan Cabaye on the eve of their game against Manchester City on Monday.
Cabaye was not picked to face City because he was not in the right frame of mind for the match, and Pardew felt the absence of his midfield playmaker had a big influence on Newcastle's 4-0 defeat.
"I saw what Alan Pardew said, but that is the way the rules are at the moment — Arsenal did nothing illegal," Laudrup said.
"If Arsenal bid for Michu and Ash just before we play in Europe (tonight), I could say something, but there is nothing that says they can't do it.
"Until the rules are changed, it's a part of the game."