Liverpool must make 'astronomical' Wilfried Bony offer

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Liverpool have already spent some serious cash this summer and confirmed the arrival of yet another Southampton player in Dejan Lovren over the weekend.

However they look set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Wilfried Bony - Swansea boss Gary Monk has today insisted that the Ivorian isn't for sale.

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Indeed Monk says that if Liverpool do want to sign the forward, then they will have to produce an 'astronomical' offer. It was previously reported that Liverpool had already lodged a £19 million bid, but Monk says that isn't the case.

“Wilfried remains a Swansea City player and we have had no contact from anyone about him,” he told reporters.

“Everything that has been said about him this summer has been in the papers. We are not a newspaper company. We just deal with realism. At the moment nothing has come in and Wilfried remains a Swansea City player.

“But the situation can’t drag on for the whole summer. You don’t want one of those scenarios where it goes all the way up to the last day. It has to be made loud and clear, the fact is he is not for sale, unless someone comes in with an astronomical offer which does happen. Unless they want to pay an astronomical fee, then he is going nowhere.”

Liverpool are still trying to fill the void left behind for Luis Suarez, and having seen their move for Loic Remy fall through may look to force the issue with Bony. 

Liverpool transfer gossip

Liverpool have entered the race for Thomas Vermaelen, which has put them on a collision course with Manchester United (the Independent)

Liverpool could now turn their attentions to Jay Rodriguez of Southampton after their deal for Remy fell through (Daily Star)

However the crocked striker could be on his way to Tottenham as part of a double-deal alongside Morgan Schneiderlin (PA)

Daniel Agger could join Barcelona after the arrival of Dejan Lovren at Anfield (Daily Star)

Other gossip

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool won't panic buy a striker after their deal for Loic Remy fell through (The Mirror)

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