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Wilfried Bony can leave Swansea for the 'right price'

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Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted that striker Wilfried Bony could be sold this summer - but only if the right offer is made. 

Bony enjoyed a superb first season in the Premier League after joining Swansea from Vitesse Arnhem, scoring 17 league goals in 34 appearances to take over from Michu as the Welsh club's main goalscoring threat. 

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While he failed to shine at the World Cup that hasn't put either Liverpool or Arsenal off, and both teams are keen on adding him to their respective squads.

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And it seems Jenkins would be willing to do business, so as long as a sizeable offer is made for the 25-year-old before the close of the transfer window.

"Wilfried Bony is a fantastic guy to have around the club," he told TalkSPORT.

Right offer

"He was a great professional with us last season and he’s the same now. If a club come in for him, a top Champions League club, and put the right offer on the table he knows full well we will speak to him about that.

"We are open like that. I think we have to be. As much as we want players to stay with us, we’ve also got to be realistic with where we’re at and try to make sure we continue to bring good players into the club."

Liverpool and Arsenal interest

Liverpool are believed to have previously lodged a £19 million bid for the forward, although Jenkins has insisted he's heard nothing from the Reds or indeed Arsenal.

What Jenkins means by the right offer remains open to interpretation, however the Express claimed earlier this summer that a bid in the region of £25 million could do the trick. Given that Swansea paid around £12 million for his services just 12 months ago, that would represent a significant return on their investment.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal need to add reinforcements in attack. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona and saw his move for Loic Remy fall through. According to reports Bony heads up Liverpool's list of alternative striker targets along with Southampton's Jay Rodriguez.

Arsenal plans

Arsenal meanwhile were heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud last season and should add to their forward line in order to ease the burden on the Frenchman. Joel Campbell has returned from a loan spell in Greece but is currently being linked with a switch to AC Milan.

If that move does go through then Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will almost certainly delve into the market for a new striker.

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