Liverpool are unlikely to sign Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony at this point in time according to a report in the Liverpool Echo.
With the signings of full-backs Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno appearing to near a successful conclusion for the Reds, a striker is now at the top of manager Brendan Rodgers' wish list according to the report after the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, and the collapse the deal to bring Loic Remy to Anfield from Queens Park Rangers.
The report suggests that Liverpool are put off by a rumoured £20 million fee for the striker combined with any anticipated wage demands.
The Daily Mirror reported yesterday that Swansea City may be prepared to ditch any kind of release clause in the Ivory Coast international's contract in order to offload the striker, who is reported to be unsettled at the Liberty Stadium.
Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested in the striker, though they seem to be targeting Jay Rodriguez from Southampton to strengthen their forward line. However, that deal appears to be far from certain.
At the moment, Liverpool have Daniel Sturridge who scored 21 goals last season but there are concerns over whether he can be relied upon for an entire season to produce the goods for the Reds, especially given that he left the pre-season tour of the USA to receive treatment on a hamstring injury. Rickie Lambert signed from Southampton but is viewed more as a rotation option, whilst Fabio Borini's future remains uncertain with Sunderland very much interested in the Italian striker.
The need for a new striker at Anfield is there to see, so one would wonder who else the club has in mind.