Swansea target Newcastle’s Cisse as Bony replacement

With the transfer of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City set to be finalised this week, Swansea City are turning their attention to Newcastle top scorer Papiss Cisse as a replacement, the Telegraph is claiming.

The £30m deal for Bony will give boss Gary Monk plenty of transfer kitty to play with this winter and despite claiming the club have a suitable replacement in Bafetimbi Gomis, is targeting Papiss Cisse to bolster his front line – Gomis himself has also been linked with a move away.

Both Bony and Cisse are away at the African Cup of Nations but the Senegalese striker has admitted his agent knows of the Welsh clubs interests.

The 29-year-old has just 18 months left on his current contract at the club and owner Mike Ashley – who is renowned for getting the most out of transfer as he can – could be tempted to cash in on the forward who turns 30 next year.

Cisse has scored nine goals in 13 games this season despite not being a regular starter under Alan Pardew, but with the manager now in charge of Crystal Palace it is uncertain whether or not the player will get more game time under another manager.

Having been signed for £9m from Freiburg three years ago Ashley could be willing to accept around £7m for the player’s services.

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