Manchester City reportedly agree fee with Swansea for striker Bony

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is close to joining Manchester City.

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Swansea and Manchester City have agreed a fee of around £28 million for the transfer of Wilfried Bony, according to widespread reports.

The two clubs have been in talks over the sale of the striker, who cost Swansea £12m when he was bought from Vitesse Arnhem in July 2013.

An agreement has now been reached and Bony, who we understand was also offered to Chelsea, is expected to complete his move to the Etihad this month.

The 26-year-old, the Premier League’s leading scorer in 2014 with 20 goals, is currently away with Cote d’Ivoire in Abu Dhabi preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations, and a medical could now take place in the Middle East.

Speaking after Saturday’s draw with West Ham, Swansea manager Garry Monk told Sky Sports News HQ: "The situation is that I’d prepared for this period without Wilfried as he was going away anyway.

"Obviously I’m focused on what we’re doing and hopefully the Bony situation will get sorted either way sooner rather than later which is best for both parties."