City to strengthen title credentials with move for Swansea star.
Manchester City are set to strengthen their credentials to beat Chelsea to the Premier League title and retain the trophy are set to be strengthened, with the Daily Star reporting that a £28 million move for powerful Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony will be completed within the next 24 hours.
City stepped up their pursuit of Bony as soon as the January transfer window opened, with manager Manuel Pellegrini stressing the importance of having four senior strikers to select from once again after the summer departure of Alvaro Negredo, and it now looks as though the Premier League title holders will get their man.
The report suggests that Bony will pen a £120,000 per week contract at the Etihad Stadium and will sign for a fee of £28m – slightly less than the £30m fee that Swans manager Garry Monk insisted that his club would hold out for ahead of their weekend draw with West Ham United at the Liberty Stadium.
City will be unable to select Bony until late January at the earliest as he is set to join up with his Ivory Coast international colleagues, who are looking to end their hoodoo in the African Nations Cup by lifting the trophy in the Equatorial Guinea.