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Enquiries made for Everton target Bony

Agents admits striker could leave Swansea

Julian Finney

The agent of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony has confirmed that enquiries have been made for the striker, though insists he will only leave for a 'top-six' club.

Bony scored 25 times for Swansea after signing from Vitesse Arnheim for £12million last summer and speculation suggests he could well be on the move again.

His profile has been raised still further after scoring for Ivory Coast in their World Cup victory over Japan on Saturday night.

Everton have been linked with a move for Bony for a while as a credible alternative to Romelu Lukaku, though both players are likely to cost in excess of £20million if they move this summer.

Any deal for the 25-year-old is unlikely until after the World Cup, but the comments of agent Dalibor Lacina definitely suggests the groundwork is being put in place for a potential transfer.

The fact he said 'top-six' club also narrows it down a bit, though given were are comfortably the poorest club out of the top six and have no Champions League to offer the striker, we need to hope the other five decide to look elsewhere ti have a chance of landing him.

Lacina said:

"He should move only to a top-six club or to a big club because Swansea is a very good club.

"We have received interest from a couple of clubs and I have already informed [Swansea chairman Huw ] Jenkins.

"It's too early to talk about concrete names and, from the business point of view, it wouldn't be correct.

"Let's see what will happen in the future but we have no pressure because Bony is happy in Swansea."