City step up efforts to sign powerful forward.
Manchester City are expected to open talks over the signing of Swansea City striker and Chelsea target Wilfried Bony this week, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The Ivory Coast international has been in superb form since moving to the Premier League from Vitesse last summer, and has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool in recent times.
However, City’s injury crisis upfront looks to have sparked their interest this January, with the Premier League champions ready to pay £25m to bring him to the Etihad Stadium this season.
Bony could fit in well at City, who have been without the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic for much of the season so far.
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