Manchester City look set to bolster their attacking options in January, with a deal for free-scoring Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony close to being completed.
Garry Monk – who was appointed Swans manager in February 2014 – has said his club is still in negotiations with last season’s league champions over the sale of Bony, with a transfer fee of £27 million reportedly being agreed.
With Sergio Aguero only recently returning from injury, Stevan Jovetic failing to convince and Edin Dzeko too inconsistent, City are looking to bring in a proven goalscorer to aid their push for a defence of the Premier League title.
Although the 26 year-old Bony is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations, City are confident of sealing the transfer by the end of the month.
Following Swansea’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday, Monk said:
“It’s still ongoing, the same as the start of the week. I think the two clubs are talking to each other, trying to finalise the matters, so it’s still ongoing at this moment and until it’s 100 per cent finalised there’s nothing else I can really say.”
Bony has been in inspired form for the Swans since his arrival in the summer of 2013, scoring 34 goals in 70 appearances.
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