Bony tells Swansea he wants Champions League club move

Swansea’s star man Wilfried Bony has told the club he wants a move to a Champions League club this month, according to the Daily Telegraph.

No one scored more goals in the Premier League than the Ivory Coast forward in the calendar year of 2014 and it is he who is currently maintaining Swansea’s push for another crack at European football next season.

However the club will have been rocked by this revelation from the 26-year-old, who has just left for the African Cup of Nations this month.

Bony was originally available for £19m thanks to a clause in his contract but with the player signing a new deal in November this was eradicated – meaning chairman Huw Jenkins can name his price on the club’s star asset.

Real Madrid have expressed an initial interest in the striker while the Telegraph claimed last week that Manchester City had made inquiries into how much it would take to sign Bony.

It is thought Swansea would hold out for around £30m with the player thought to want a salary of £100,000 a week, meaning it could cost as much as £50m in total to take Bony on.

The Ivory Coast man is said to be happy and grateful to Swansea for all they have done for him and giving him the opportunity to play in the Premier League, but his new contract was signed on the belief that the club would allow him to talk to clubs playing at the highest level.

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