Manchester City are ready to take a substantial loss on Wilfried Bony, 27, as they seek to clear space in their squad. The summer has seen City invest heavily in new signings and the Citizens need to recoup some of the funds to comply with the Premier League regulations.
The Ivory Coast international joined from Swansea City in 2014 in a £25m deal but Pep Guardiola is ready to sell for £13m. The new City boss has made it clear that Bony does not figure in his plans.
Suggestions had been made that City were prepared to include Bony in a swap deal for Everton’s £50m-rated John Stones, 22. However, their willingness to slash the striker’s selling price suggests the Toffees aren’t interested in Bony.
It leaves the way clear for former club Swansea City who are keen to bring Bony back to south Wales.
Widely used as a substitute, Bony has failed to impress in Manchester, scoring just ten goals in 46 appearances for the Premier League giants. It’s a poor return for a striker who managed a goal every other game for the Swans.
The striker is keen to move from the Etihad as his international place comes under threat through lack of playing time.
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