Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are eagerly waiting for a new striker to replace Luis Suarez but it seems unlikely that Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony will be that man.
According to talkSPORT, Swans manager Garry Monk has quashed ongoing reports that the Ivorian striker is nearing an exit.
The former Vitesse Arnhem striker netted 27 goals for club and country last season and it had been thought that he would move on this summer.
Tottenham and Liverpool were reportedly interested in signing the Ivory Coast international with the latter able to offer him Champions League football.
The Liverpool rumour got even stronger just last week when Queens Park Rangers attacker Loic Remy failed a medical – ending his hopes of a move to the Anfield club.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins had previously told the publication that Bony would be sold if the right offer was made but Monk seemed less eager to lose his star man.
When asked about Bony’s future in Wales, Monk said: “It’s exactly the same as it was at the start of the summer. Speculation will always be speculation.
“The good thing for us is that we’re in control of everything, no player will leave unless we decide it and we think it’s good for the club.
“And from Wilfried’s performances throughout our pre-season campaign I think you can see exactly how committed he is to Swansea City.”
Liverpool fans. You have an awful lot of money stashed in the bank. But should you dip into it to secure the signing of Bony? Let us know your thoughts below.