Liverpool transfer news: Wilfried Bony available for the 'right offer,' says Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins

Liverpool have been linked with the Ivory Coast international and could make a bid in the coming weeks

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has opened the door on a potential move to Liverpool for star striker Wilfried Bony after accepting the lure of playing Champions League football could be enough to tempt the Ivorian.

The Reds have been linked with the 25-year-old all summer and a move now seems likely after the collapse of the deal to take Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy to Anfield.

The fee would have to be considerably larger than the £8.5m Brendan Rodgers planned to pay for the Frenchman, however, considering that Swansea parted with £12m for Bony's services last summer before going on to score 25 goals in South Wales.

Bony is yet to show his hand on a switch to last season's Premier League runners-up, but the former Vitesse man is believed to harbour ambitions of playing European football on a regular basis.

“Wilfried Bony is a fantastic professional,” Jenkins told talkSPORT.

 

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

“There are no issues with Bony. He’s a great guy to have around the club. As much as we want players to stay with us for a number of years, we have to be open.”

Liverpool are still looking for attacking cover despite the £10m signing of Divock Origi last night after losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75m.

Read more: Liverpool complete Lovren signing
Sterling gives Liverpool victory over Olympiacos
Remy move off

The 19-year-old Belgian will also be loaned back to Lille for the coming campaign.

Rickie Lambert, on the other hand, gives Rodgers a new dimension up front but the former Swans boss is keen to add at least one more forward to his squad ahead of an important year.

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition

Orthorexia nervosa

How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Lady Chatterley is not obscene, says TV director

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Director Jed Mercurio on why DH Lawrence's novel 'is not an obscene story'
Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests

Set a pest to catch a pest

Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests
Mexico: A culture that celebrates darkness as an essential part of life

The dark side of Mexico

A culture that celebrates darkness as an essential part of life
Being sexually assaulted was not your fault, Chrissie Hynde. Don't tell other victims it was theirs

Being sexually assaulted was not your fault, Chrissie Hynde

Please don't tell other victims it was theirs
A nap a day could save your life - and here's why

A nap a day could save your life

A midday nap is 'associated with reduced blood pressure'
If men are so obsessed by sex, why do they clam up when confronted with the grisly realities?

If men are so obsessed by sex...

...why do they clam up when confronted with the grisly realities?
The comedy titans of Avalon on their attempt to save BBC3

Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner

The comedy titans of Avalon on their attempt to save BBC3
The bathing machine is back... but with a difference

Rolling in the deep

The bathing machine is back but with a difference
Part-privatised tests, new age limits, driverless cars: Tories plot motoring revolution

Conservatives plot a motoring revolution

Draft report reveals biggest reform to regulations since driving test introduced in 1935
The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
International Tap Festival: Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic

International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border