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Swansea open to selling Wilfried Bony in January

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Swansea insist they have not received any contact from either Chelsea or Manchester City - but could be open to selling up if an offer comes along.

The Ivorian hitman has been in exceptional form this season and has eight goals in just 16 Premier League games. His tally at 2014 stands at 20 goals - more than anyone else in the league.

Interest

Both Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with the 26-year-old for some time now, while Tottenham are also said to be in the hunt for the hotshot. Indeed both Spurs and Chelsea were linked with Bony before he made the move from Vitesse Arnhem last year.

Both representatives from Manchester City and Chelsea have been spotted watching Bony in recent weeks. Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says he has not had any contact from any suitors, but remains pragmatic over the forward's future.

No bids

"As things stand we have not had any contact from anyone with respect to Wilfried,” the Swansea chairman said. “It’s just speculation linked to a player who is the top scorer in 2014 in the Premier League – which is perfectly natural.”

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Asked whether Swansea could consider selling Bony in January, Jenkins said: “First and foremost I will consider everything that arises at the time. But as of yet we haven’t got anything to consider.

Never say never

"Players move around – that’s a fact of life. The one thing I’ve learned over time is never say never in football. But officially at the moment we haven’t had any contact from Manchester City or anyone else about Wilfried.”

One drawback for any of the teams chasing Bony is that he will be away with the Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations for up to a month. The striker penned a new contract at the Liberty Stadium back in November which goes up until 2018 - and crucially a £19 million release clause was removed.

Need

Tottenham appear most in need of a striker. With Emmanuel Adebayor out of the picture and Roberto Soldado yet to take to life in the Premier League the burden of scoring goals has fallen to youngster Harry Kane.

Chelsea have three forwards but one is Didier Drogba, who is loved at Stamford Bridge but isn't a long-term option. Manchester City have a host of options and seem the least likely destination for Bony.

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