Reported Arsenal target going nowhere insists Swansea boss

Wilfried Bony and Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

Garry Monk has reaffirmed that his star striker Wilfred Bony will not be leaving the club this summer

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has insisted that Wilfried Bony is not on the move this summer, despite heavy speculation over the last few weeks.

Bony has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Everton of late, following his impressive debut season in the Premier League where he scored 16 goals to help the Swans survive.

His ability in his range of finishing and his strong hold up play have made him one of the most talked about strikers in the window so far, with his future also hinging on his level of performance at this summer's World Cup for Ivory Coast.

Bony signed for Swansea last summer for a fee of around £12million, a figure that would surely rise given his strong season at the Liberty.

But his new manager Garry Monk says there has been no contact regarding a move for Bony, and that the club would not consider any approach for the Ivorian.

“There have been lots of stories, but we've had absolutely zero contact from anyone about Wilf,” Monk is reported as saying on WalesOnline.

"And the fact is that as a club, we don't care anyway."

“He is our player so it will be down to us to decide whether he stays or not."

“There is always going to be speculation about someone who scored as many goals as Wilf did last season.”

As well as a Bony exit, Swansea have been linked with many arrivals at the Liberty Stadium in recent weeks.

The likes of Tom Ince, Ravel Morrison and Michy Batshuay have all been said to be arriving in West Wales this summer, but the club have yet to make progress on any of those names.

They have made one signing in goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Arsenal, and will hope to keep star man Wilfried Bony to bag goals at the other end.

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