Swansea have named their price for Bony.
After interest from Arsenal, Newcastle United and West Ham United, Swansea City have slapped a £19m price-tag on their top-scorer Wilfried Bony, according to the Mirror.
It’s understood that this fee is a release clause written into the contract of the Ivory Coast international – who scored 25 goals in all competitions during his first season in England in 2013/14.
Bony is thought to be after a move to a bigger club and therefore the interest of the Gunners is likely to be particularly attractive to the 25-year-old.
The Swans have recognised this and have already raided the Eredivisie for a replacement, bringing in Luc Castaignos from FC Twente – who netted 14 league goals last campaign.
Bony was also a purchase from the Dutch top tier after becoming the Welsh club’s record signing upon completing a £12m move from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013.
Arsene Wenger has been drawn to the African as the 64-year-old continues to search for support in attack for his team.
Wenger admitted that the north Londoners relied too much on Olivier Giroud last term and at least one new striker needs to be brought in as a result.
As for Newcastle, they need to find a replacement for Loic Remy, who scored 14 league goals for the club last season whilst on-loan from QPR.
Finally the Hammers are also thought to be keeping an eye on developments, although are probably the least likely of the trio to land Bony due to the fact they are considered to be in a similar position to Swansea currently.
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