Liverpool are set to make a £16 million move for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, reports The Metro.
It has been reported that the Reds, who have already seen a £12.5m offer for the player's services rejected, are confident of landing the Ivory Coast international in this transfer window.
It appears, then, that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is finally set to replace former talisman Luis Suarez, who left the club for Barcelona earlier this summer. Suarez, who was the standout player in the Premier League last term, struck 31 times for the Anfield outfit, whilst Bony netted on 16 occasions in an impressive debut season in England'e elite division.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Liverpool can tie up a deal with the Welsh club and the player in the near future, with the same report suggesting that Bony's wage demands could still be a problem in any potential deal.
The Reds, of course, have already landed England international Rickie Lambert this summer and have purchase teenage Divock Origi. The youngster will, though, play out the 2014/15 campaign with Lille after he rejoined them on a season long loan deal.
Liverpool fans will be hoping the club can land Bony and he strikes up a partnership with Daniel Sturridge next term, with Lambert acting as back-up.
Liverpool could yet have a battle on their hands in pursuit of the player, with London duo Arsenal and Chelsea having also been credited with interest in the forward.
Gunners fans will be hoping the club add competition to their front line, with Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud the only real out-and-out strikers at the club. Alexis Sanchez should bring more goals to the Emirates, but Arsenal fans will still be hoping Wenger makes another striker signing before the close of the window.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have already signed two strikers in this window, having secured the services of Didier Drogba and Diego Costa. However, with Drogba's recent injury, Mourinho could still dip back into the market for a forward. For now though, it appears that Liverpool are leading the race.
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