Liverpool are considering a move in signing Swansea City star Wilfried Bony in the summer transfer window, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The 25-year-old joined the Welsh club from Vitesse Arnhem for a club record £12m last summer. In his debut season, the Ivory Coast international scored 16 goals and managed four assists from 34 league appearances in the previous campaign.
The report suggests that Bony is set to leave his current employers in the ongoing transfer window. The African striker is gathering interest from several clubs from England and Europe.
Brendan Rodgers saw his star striker Luis Suarez leave the Merseyside club in order to join Barcelona earlier this summer. The former Ajax man was the league's top scorer last season and his departure has left a void at Anfield.
The Reds have Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini as the first choice strikers in the squad. However, the Italian attacker's future at the club remains uncertain as Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has publicly expressed his desire in signing Borini.
Liverpool will return to the Champions League after a few years of absence. Rodgers is aware that he needs to improve his squad depth as they will feature in four competitions next season and are keen on landing Bony to bolster their strike force.
Apart from Liverpool, their league rivals Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on the Swansea star. In addition to this, Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg are also keen on securing a deal for the striker's services.
The Welsh club's manager Gary Monk has admitted that Swansea are willing to let Bony leave the Liberty Stadium only for an "astronomical fee."
"We've had no contact from anyone at all. At the end of the day he's [Bony] not for sale, unless someone comes in with an astronomical offer. Unless they want to pay an astronomical fee he's going nowhere," Monk explained.
However, the Swans skipper Ashley Williams has urged Bony to continue with his current employers.
"We want him to stay. He knows that. I've told him that. Hopefully he does.
"He's [Bony] a very good player. He's very popular in and around the squad. He had a good World Cup personally," Williams said, as quoted by BBC.