Report discloses Manchester City's asking price as West Ham pursue Wilfried Bony

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West Ham and Swansea City are reportedly keen on Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony.

According to the Daily Star, Manchester City want £20m for striker Wilfried Bony this summer, with Swansea City and West Ham United plotting moves for him.

Bony, 27, made his big move to the Premier League with Swansea after hitting 53 goals in 73 games for Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie - and he continued his goalscoring feats in the Premier League.

The Ivory Coast international, who was long seen as Didier Drogba's heir apparent on the international stage, smashed 34 goals in 70 games for Swansea, impressing with his power and finishing ability in front of goal.

Those exploits in South Wales handed him a big-money move to Manchester City in January 2015, reuniting him with his Ivorian international team-mate Yaya Toure - but with just ten goals in 40 games, Bony's time at the Etihad Stadium has not been a successful one.

Now, the Daily Star report that Bony's former club Swansea as well as West Ham United are both keen to land Bony - but City will want to recoup £20m if they are to sell him, with the burly striker unlikely to fit into Pep Guardiola's plans this summer.

It's no great secret that West Ham are in the market for a striker this summer, and Bony - a proven Premier League goalscorer from his time at Swansea - would fit the bill perfectly.

Strong enough to lead the line and deadly in front of goal, Bony may be more limited technically than some of the top Premier League strikers, but with service from Dimitri Payet, he would surely be a star at the Olympic Stadium - but the Hammers would have to find £20m to land him.

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