Wilfried Bony rules out move to Arsenal or Liverpool, and may extend contract

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The striker had an impressive first season in South Wales, and was linked with moves to sides in the Champions League.

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has ruled out a possible move to Arsenal or Liverpool in the near future and has claimed that a contract extension at the Liberty Stadium could be on the horizon.

Bony was linked with a big money move away from South Wales after an impressive first season in English football, where he score 26 goals in all competitions.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool were in the market for another striker - with the two clubs opting to sign Danny Welbeck and Mario Balotelli respectively. The stumbling block to any potential move to Anfield was said to be the Ivorian's wage demands, but Bony says he stayed put because he wanted to.

Goal.com have picked up on quotes from Jeune Afrique, where he says: "If I wanted to go, I would have done. But there has never been anything other than speculation about the departure in Monaco, Liverpool or Tottenham.

"I’m fine in Swansea. It is even possible that I extend my contract.

"Admittedly, I have been less effective than last season, but I’m not worried. I play in a team that is ranked high, and there is less pressure on the attackers.

"People trust me, and for a striker, you know how it works. You might just need one or two goals to get going again."

The 25-year-old had been strugging to get on the goal trail at the start of the season, but found the net for the first time this term against Newcastle United at the weekend in a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

It represents good news for Swansea, with Garry Monk keen to keep hold of one of his more prized players, with the Swans boss even suggesting he could improve the forward.

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