Wilfried Bony
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Liverpool are not willing to give up their pursuit of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony and will go in with an improved offer for the striker.

According to the Express, the Reds believe they can get their man and will increase their offer, after their first offer was dismissed by the south Wales club.

It is claimed that Liverpool were nowhere close to meeting the £20m release-clause present in the player's contract and the Anfield club's initial offer was close to £12.5m, which infuriated the Swans.

Bony has been one of Brendan Rodgers' primary targets to replace Luis Suarez and he is determined to land the striker during the summer transfer window. The Northern Irishman is ready to go in with a bigger bid somewhere in the region of £15m plus add-ons, and hopes that it will be enough to convince his former club to part with the Ivorian forward.

The Ivory Coast striker had an impressive debut season in the Premier League during the previous campaign and that has attracted interest from a couple of top English clubs, including Arsenal and Tottenham.

The latter of the London clubs was rumoured to be leading the chase for the striker's signature, but the lure of playing for a club of Liverpool's stature and the added bonus of Champions League might see the striker choose Merseyside over north London, should he decide to leave Swansea.

Swansea have already brought in a replacement in the form of Bafétimbi Gomis in the event of Bony's departure, but will fall short in the strikers department as Spanish striker Michu has also left south Wales to join Italian club Napoli on a season-long loan.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also been linked to multiple striker targets like Queens Park Rangers Loic Remy and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, as they look to spend the huge cash windfall they made with the sale of Uruguayan striker Suarez to Barcelona.