Date: 5th August 2014 at 12:56pm
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Liverpool are ready to make an offer for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, after the Welsh club dropped the unsettled strikers £19million release clause in order to offload him, according to the Daily Mirror.

Despite Swans boss Garry Monk talking up the Ivory Coast international last week and insisting he was not for sale, the club have been forced to soften their stance as Bony is desperate to move to a bigger club.

The 25-year-old fired 25 goals in his debut season for the south Wales club, and Liverpool have been linked with a move as Brendan Rodgers looks to plug the gap created by Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona.

Rodgers had looked set to complete the signing of Loic Remy from QPR for £8.5million, only for the France international to fail a medical, causing the deal to collapse.

Having paid £12million to Vitesse Arnham for Bony just 12 months ago, Swansea are looking for a profit on the striker.

But only last week, chairman Huw Jenkins admitted the club would find it difficult to keep Bony should an offer come in from a Champions League club.

He said: “If a top Champions League club comes in, and puts the right offer on the table, then of course we will speak to Bony.”

Garry Monk is refusing to let his star man go easily however, and said last week: “I’ve said all along how important Wilfried is to us and what a good player he is. For me I can help him become an even better player this season.”

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