Manchester City have today announced that the club is in no hurry to sign Swansea City striker Wilfred Bony, as the clubs struggle to agree a transfer fee.
Sky Sports News HQ sources have today found that the sides have come to a hault in agreeing a set price for the Ivory Coast international. The Swans paid a reported £12 million for the striker, who is now said to be worth in the region of £30 million.
With Bony serving his national side in the Africian Cup of Nations for at least the next three weeks, the Manchester Club will be in no hurry to secure a deal with the Welsh club just yet.
It is however Gary Monk’s side who have the upper hand in negotiations, with the striker signing a contract extension that would keep him at the Liberty Stadium for the next three years.
“Unless they reach the valuation we hold . . . then obviously no business can be done,” said Monk.
“There are talks between the two clubs and at this moment in time it’s ongoing.
“Obviously they have talked about fees, but whether they are close or far apart is unclear at the moment.
“It’s important that whatever happens, whatever player that we try to make agreement with or sell, that it reaches the valuation that Swansea hold.”
Bony, 26, has scored 34 goals in 70 appearances for the south Wales side since joining the club in July, 2013 from Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem.
David Pheasey, Pundit Arena