Tottenham Hotspur open talks over Swansea duo

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Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Swansea City over striker Wilfried Bony and left-back Ben Davies, according to

Spurs have targeted the Swansea duo in order to strengthen the squad and push for a Champions League spot next season. Mauricio Pochettino is known to want a left back, centre back and a striker, and wants Premier League-proven players in Davies and Bony.

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Bony only joined Swansea for £12million from Vitesse last season. He was the Welsh club's top scorer with 20 goals last year, and was subsequently called up to the Ivory Coast squad for the World Cup.

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Swansea are known to want around £20 million for Bony, but Spurs are confident they can sign the striker at a lower price. Spurs' strikers - Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor - have both been linked with exits, and with the arrival of Bony at least one of them could be sold.

Strengthen defence

Spurs also want Davies from Swansea in order to upgrade a back line which conceded over 50 goals last season.

Davies only became a first team regular for Swansea last season, after the injury of Neil Taylor. The Welshman only signed a new three year deal with Swansea in 2012 and would command a fee upwards of £8million.

Sigurdsson interest

However the double deal could get complicated as Swansea hold an interest in Tottenham's Gylfi Sigurdsson and want to re-sign the Icelandic midfielder.

Spurs value Sigurdsson at £10million despite the player not playing regular first team football and costing around £8million. Some form of swap deal could therefore be on the cards with Bony and Davies going to Spurs and Sigurdsson going the other way.

Bony and Davies would be good signings for Tottenham Hotspur, but a long transfer saga awaits with both Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy tough negotiators.

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