Wilfried Bony not for sale, says Garry Monk

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Gary Monk has cleared up any confusion regarding Swansea striker Wilfried Bony's future, saying that only an astronomical bid would be enough to take him away from the Liberty Stadium, according to Sky Sports.

The Ivory Coast target man is currently Swansea's record signing, at £12million from Vitesse Arnhem. Bony had an impressive first season in English football, scoring 25 goals in all competitions and it's this record that has caught the eye of many top clubs, including Liverpool and Arsenal.

No bids yet

Despite conflicting reports, Monk has confirmed that the club are yet to receive any bids for Bony this transfer window.

Monk recently spoke to the South Wales Evening Post: "There will be interest in a number of our players - that’s the way it is - but at the end of the day, Wilf is a Swansea City player.

"Everything that has been said about him this summer has been said in the papers. We are not a paper company, so we'll just deal with the reality.

"At the moment nobody has come in for Wilf and he is our player. But it can't drag on for the whole summer.

"We don't want one of those scenarios where it's going on right up until the last day.

"It has to be made loud and clear what is happening at some point - but at the end of the day he is not for sale unless someone comes in with an astronomical offer, which is the same with every club around the world.

"Unless anyone wants to pay an astronomical fee, he will be going nowhere."

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Bony at Swansea

Bony still has three years remaining on his contract, but Monk may have to offer a significantly higher wage in order to convince the striker to stay.

Monk went on to admit that if a big club were to come in for Bony, then he may want to move on: "If a so-called bigger or better club comes along and it's a higher level, then every player is going to do it.

"That's the way it is - that's the football world. But having spoken to him, he knows he is Swansea City player and he knows nothing has happened so far.

"All he wants is to concentrate on what he is doing for Swansea City. That's why he is with the squad (in Devon). If he was thinking about going, he wouldn't be here."

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