Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony is keen to leave Swansea following interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid.Getty

Liverpool and Tottenham target Wilfried Bony has reportedly told Swansea that he is keen to leave to play in a club involved in the Champions League.

According to the Telegraph, the Ivory Coast striker is aware of interest from various clubs and despite signing a new contract with the south Wales club in November he does not miss a chance at playing at the highest level.

The Swans have done themselves a favour by wiping off the £19m release clause that was present in the striker's previous contract, meaning now they can quote a price of their choice and out rightly dismiss all bids in the ongoing transfer window.

It is believed that Swansea value the striker, who has scored nine goals in the Premier League thus far this season, at around £30m and the striker is expected to demand a four-year £100,000-a-week contract from any interested club, taking the deal to a total of £50m.

Apart from Tottenham and Liverpool, reports suggested that Premier League rivals Manchester City had made enquiries regarding signing the striker this month along with 10-time European champions Real Madrid also taking a look at the Ivorian.

This interest from European heavyweights is said to have turned the striker's head and he is now keen to make the next step in his career and play for a team that competes at the highest level.

Bony is going to be out of action in the Premier League for a month as he travels with his national team for the Africa Cup of Nations and his current employers are worried if his head will be turned further when he is on international duty with City star Yaya Toure.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed that the striker could leave during the January transfer window. However, he categorically denied having received any intimation from interested clubs with regards to signing Bony.