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Mirror: Bony emerges as shock transfer target for Swansea

  • 10 January 2016 08:49
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If you're a fan of transfer gossip, you're in luck.

Today's City-centric headlines are packed with it. So much so, you'd be forgiven for forgetting there was a game yesterday!

So, what rumours are floating around this morning...?

Well, the Mirror claim Swansea are keen to take former striker Wilfried Bony back to the Liberty Stadium.

Writes Tom Hopkinson: "The Welsh outfit are desperate for goals in their battle to stay out of the relegation zone and are ready to turn to the Ivorian they sold to City for £28m a year ago.

"Swansea are set to sell Jonjo Shelvy this month with Crystal Palace battling Newcastle for the £14million-rated England midfielder.

"And the funds from his sale will be used towards a bid to bring back Bony.

"The 27-year-old forward has struggled since his move to the Etihad with injuries and limited opportunities blighting his time in the North West.

"Sunday People Sport understands City are open to letting Bony return to the Liberty, where he enjoyed a free-scoring 18 months following his switch from Vitesse Arnhem."

Wilfried Bony leaps to head the ball

In other news, the Daily Express report the Blues are set to battle neighbours United for both Eden Hazard and Robert Lewandowski, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea.

So says David Wright: "United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Chelsea forward Eden Hazard as local rivals Manchester City plan a summer move.

"According to The Sun on Sunday, Hazard's Belgium team-mates Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany will look to lure the 25-year-old to the Etihad over Old Trafford.

"The former Lille man has also been linked with European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid and is likely to cost at least £80m."

On Lewandowski, he adds: "The Poland international is reportedly keen to leave the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season in order to try out a new challenge, having spent five and a half years in Germany.

"The Premier League trio are likely to face competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona for Lewandowski, who has a valuation of £70m."

Elsewhere, Paul Pogba is back amongst the speculation, as the Sun believe Real Madrid are planning  a £100million move in a bid to beat City and Barcelona to his signature.

Writes Anthony Kastrinakis: "Last summer Barcelona came close to snatching Pogba as City pulled out of the bidding war after failing to land the star with a £72m bid.

"Chelsea had also shown strong interest in the France midfielder, 22, but Juve held firm.

"It was believed City would battle with Barca again this summer. But news that Real, with a £250m war chest, will enter the bidding will drive the price tag up.

"The former Manchester United flop was said to favour a switch to the Nou Camp. But he is a huge fan of French legend Zidane and that could make the difference.

"If Zidane stays on at the helm beyond this season Madrid and 'Galacticos' president Florentino Perez will enter the race for Pogba."

Finally, it's suggested in the Metro City face competition from Arsenal, Everton, Southampton and Galatasaray in their alleged pursuit of Emre Mor.

According to Max Miller: "The cohort of clubs are interested in the 18-year-old midfielder, who is highly rated despite only making two appearances in the Danish League, Alka Superligaen, this season.

"The Gunners, Saints, and their Turkish rivals are thought to be in the lead for the youngster’s signature, but Everton and City are monitoring proceedings, reports The Independent.

"Mor is yet to sign a professional contract, so no transfer fee should be needed by the club who beats away the competition for him."

That concludes your transfer gossip for today. Stay tuned to mcfc.co.uk for post-match reaction and highlights from yesterday's impressive FA Cup victory at Norwich throughout the day...

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