The Ivorian striker has emerged as the Sky Blues’ top January target following Manuel Pellegrini’s striker crisis, which has forced him to play James Milner as a ‘false nine’.
Main men Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko are currently out injured, and the Chilean is desperate to ensure that his side keep pace with Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title.
Liverpool and Spurs were linked with Bony over the summer, but City are already to swoop before the duo can get the wheels in motion to rival their move.
It’s understood that negotiations with the 26-year-old advisors have already taken place, and comments from Swansea chairman, who suggested that the South Wales club could sell for the right price, have opened the door for a deal.
Bony has been a success at the Liberty Stadium since his 2013 move from Vitesse Arnhem, and Pellegrini is attracted by his proven goalscoring record in English football as well as his eligibility for the Champions League.