Arsenal And Chelsea Told To Cough Up £19m To Land Striker Target

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£19m looks like great value for Swansea goal machine.

Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony has a £19m release clause in his current contract, according to The Mirror.

The Swans are said to be unwilling to sell the 25-year-old for anything less than the full amount of the clause.

Bony is apparently wanted by Arsenal, Newcastle United and West Ham United, while the Daily Star claim that Chelsea are also keen on the Ivorian frontman.

He joined Swansea in a £12m move from Vitesse Arnhem 11 months ago and went on to score 24 goals in 48 club games during his debut campaign in South Wales.

Bony netted 16 times in 34 Premier League games. He also provided four top-flight assists, as well as winning 105 aerial duels, completing 24 successful dribbles and making 25 key passes.

He has three years left to run on his current contract at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea appear to be preparing for the loss of Bony, having agreed a £6.5m fee with FC Twente for Dutch striker Luc Castaignos.

Former Inter Milan forward Castaignos has represented the Netherlands 11 times at Under-21 level, scoring five goals.

The 21-year-old bagged 14 goals and made five assists in 31 Eredivisie games this season.