Liverpool prepare £18m bid for in-demand Swansea star

Liverpool are preparing a move for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, as they begin building their squad for next season’s domestic and European competitions, Metro reports.

Brendan Rodgers has been granted a large transfer budget due to their great performance in the league this year and will need to gather extra reinforcements in order to compete in the Champions League as well.

Even though the manager admitted to needed a left-back and another midfielder, he also wants to have another attacking option and sees Bony as the prime candidate.

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are also monitoring the Ivory Coast international, but the Reds are looking to be the first to make a move, tabling an offer of £18million.

Sources say that Rodgers will try to finalize the deal before the start of the World Cup in three weeks time, where the player will be representing his national team.

However, a move could be very likely with the Swans star recently admitting his desire for a move to a bigger club, one in the UEFA Champions League.