Liverpool and Arsenal target Wilfred Bony has been made available for the right price by Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Anfield club have targeted Bony as a possible replacement for talismanic hit-man Luis Suarez, who left the club earlier this month to join Barcelona for a reported £75 million fee.
Their need for a new forward has become even more pressing after QPR’s Loic Remy failed his medical and his £8.5 million move collapsed as a result.
The extent of Brendan Rodgers’ interest in the striker can be seen by the fact that reports two weeks ago suggested that Liverpool had begun negotiating personal terms with the Ivorian international.
Bony scored 16 goals in 34 Premier League games last year.
Reports have also suggested that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Bony as an addition to his squad. Wenger is keen to take some of the pressure away from Olivier Giroud, who performed well last season but was forced to play 51 games, as Arsenal’s only top quality striker.
Jenkins told Talksport: “Wilfried Bony is a fantastic guy to have around the club.
“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.”