Swansea confirm desire to keep Tottenham & Liverpool target

Garry Monk has confirmed that Swansea are looking to tie Wilfried Bony down to a new deal to end rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool and Tottenham.

The Ivorian ace only arrived at the Liberty Stadium last year, but after an impressive debut campaign he was the subject of serious interest.

Both Liverpool and Spurs are rumoured to have made approaches for the striker, but the Swans stuck to their valuation of close to £20m to ensure he stayed in South Wales.

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Talk of fresh January offers from the pair, and other sides, has been rife since the transfer window closed, and Monk has stated that his side want to end the speculation by tying Bony down to a new contract to see him remain with Swansea beyond the end of his current 2017 deal:

“I don’t know the inner details. All I can say is that, in terms of selling a player, it will only happen if it was a good deal for Swansea City.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

“But Wilf is a player we want to keep and I think (a new contract) is something we’d like to sort out as a club.

“We’ve not had any talks as yet and we’d want to sit down with Wilfried and speak to him and his representatives and see what the situation is.

“He’s a very good professional, one of our best, trains very hard, is very committed and if that situation comes up – which is great for us and a compliment to the club – it will show the question marks over the summer can be put to bed. For him to do that would be a commitment to us and also give us a bit more security.”