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Man City Put On High Alert As £30m Swansea Striker Makes Champions League Admission

Ivorian ace hints he could leave Welsh giants.

Manchester City have been put on high alert after long-time strike target Wilfried Bony has reportedly told Swansea that he would be interested in joining a club capable of offering him Champions League football, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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City has reportedly already made enquiries about the 26-year-old as they continue to assess their striking options and they could now be encouraged to make a concrete move for him when he returns from the African Cup of Nations.

Bony signed a new Swansea contract in November, which eradicated the £19m release clause that was in his initial deal, meaning Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, can name his price for Bony or reject all bids this month.

But the player, 26, signed his new contract in the belief that he would be allowed to speak to Champions League clubs.

The Swans would be hoping to collect around £30m for the player’s services, and he would expect to sign a deal worth around £100,000-per-week.

City are currently assessing whether making a move for his services would make sense, though he will be lining up alongside City star Yaya Toure this month at AFCON and could be tempted to do whatever necessary in order to secure a move to the Etihad.

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