Belfast Telegraph

Swans unconcerned by Bony transfer bids

By Phil Blanche

Swansea manager Garry Monk says he is not bothered by speculation suggesting star striker Wilfried Bony will be sold during the January transfer window.

Bony makes his final appearance in Swansea's Barclays Premier League game at QPR today before leaving to play in the African Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast.

The 26-year-old was the Premier League's top marksman in 2014 with 20 goals and title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City have both been linked with making £30million bids for the Ivorian in January.

But Monk said he is not concerned by transfer speculation surrounding a player who Swansea paid Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem a club record £12million for in the summer of 2013 and who has since scored 33 goals in 69 appearances.

"The rumours are not my concern," Monk said ahead of the trip to Loftus Road.

"I know football and things can happen quickly and different things come out of the blue, but I don't have to worry about that unless something happens.

"Wilf will be playing the game against QPR and he will have to do as best he can, but he will go away and it's a chance for Bafi (Gomis).

"I know he has got the quality and if he puts on some good performances it's his shirt to lose."

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