Monk puts hefty price tag on Arsenal and Everton target

Gary Monk tries to fend off offers for his star man Wilfried Bony by highlighting the fact that he would only allow a transfer if interested clubs such as Arsenal and Everton make an irresistible offer, Express reports.

The striker was in sensational form for Swansea in his first season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for the club, and is now becoming a top target for the Premier League’s bigger sides.

Bony had recently admitted wanting a transfer to a bigger club, with Arsenal and Everton trying to make a move happen despite the manager trying all he can to keep him with the Swans.

“I think we can hold on to him,” he said. “He’s a good guy but money talks.

“It would have to be an astronomical fee for him to leave though and we’re not a selling club. We’re not in any debt. We don’t need to lose anyone so we’re in a strong position.”

The Ivory Coast striker formerly played for Vitesse in the Dutch league before his switch to England and has fired his side to a fourth consecutive season in the English Premier League.