Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony says he is happy at Manchester CityGetty Images

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has rubbished suggestions he wants to leave the club. The 27-year-old has been linked with a return to his former side Swansea City, but Bony insists he is happy at the Etihad Stadium.

Bony joined City in January 2015 on a four-and-a-half-year deal. He has subsequently struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up, but revealed he has no plans to leave the club this month.

"I'm happy at the club, all this speculation is not true," he explained, according to the BBC. "I have a contract so I'm happy and I think I'm at one of the top clubs in the United Kingdom."

Bony has scored eight goals in 23 games for the City this season. However, he has frequently found himself on the bench since the return of striker Sergio Aguero, who is established as City's first-choice centre-forward.

Despite this, Bony claimed he has no lingering doubts about swapping Swansea for the Etihad. "I have no regrets about joining Man City. We play in the Champions League and we're one of the top clubs in the world. I'm happy here and I can just say I'm blessed," he explained.

City currently sit third in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Arsenal and Leicester City. Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini's side face Dynamo Kyiv in the next round of the Champions League, and City are also still competing in the Capital One Cup and FA Cup.