Wilfried Bony’s agent believes the Swansea striker will complete his anticipated move to Manchester City “in the next few days.”
Bony, 25, joined Swansea from Dutch side Vitesse in the summer of 2013 for around £12 million, and has since hit an impressive 34 goals in total 70 appearances.
The top scorer in the Premier League over the course of 2014, the Ivorian has been linked to a host of rival top-flight clubs in recent months, including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but champions City have now emerged as favourites to land his signature.
With Swansea reported to be holding out for £30 million, talks appear to be stalling for the moment but agent Francis Kacou remains confident of a deal being reached, telling Sky Sports News HQ: "We are in talks and we hope it will happen.
“There are rumours about other teams, but City are the only ones interested.
"There are a few minor hold-ups over money, but we are confident we can do a deal in the next few days."
Bony, who was interviewed at the airport before heading off to join his Ivory Coast teammates at the African Cup of Nations, also revealed that negotiations were ongoing, but added that no medical had taken place as some previous reports had suggested.
"Not yet but negotiations are ongoing,” he said. “It is good to hear [of City's interest]. Football is like that. But for now I want to focus on the national team.
"Every player wants to play Champions League and World Cups. It's the wish of every player.
"But I am just taking it step by step. Now I just focus on my national team and I wait to see the news like you."