Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony

Liverpool are reportedly preparing a double swoop in signing Arsenal targets Wilfried Bony and Alexis Sanchez, according to the Metro.

The Swansea striker has been linked with a move to the Emirates as Arsene Wenger wants Bony to bolster his strike force. Meanwhile, the Barcelona forward has also been on the Gunners's radar to strengthen their attacking division for the next season.

The report claims the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is an admirer of both Bony and Sanchez. He has set his eyes on landing the duo to add further firepower to Liverpool's existing attacking front.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Premier League club last summer and has been in impressive form for Swansea in his debut season. The striker has scored 16 goals and has four assists to his name from 34 league appearances.

Rodgers is aware of the interest from Arsenal and Everton for the 24-year-old's signature. However, the former Swansea boss believes an opportunity to play alongside Luis Suarez and Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will tempt Bony to make a switch to Anfield.

The Merseyside club are eyeing a £20m bid for Bony in the summer. Liverpool's hopes of landing the Ivorian striker have been boosted after the Swansea star expressed his desire to feature in the Champions League.

"I want to do Champions League now. I want to play more European games, so I feel like that because you feel it is good to play against the big teams," Bony told Sky Sports.

"I want to be in a bigger club, like all young players dream. So, for me, it is very important to keep doing well what I am doing now and just try to get the chance, and if the chance comes to me then it is up to the club to decide."

Meanwhile, Rodgers is also targeting to sign Sanchez in the coming transfer window. The Northern Irishman is believed to be an admirer of the Chilean international and is weighing a £18m bid in signing the Barcelona forward.

Should the report be true, a move for Bony and Sanchez would see Liverpool cough up around £28m in bringing the duo to Anfield. The addition of the Swansea striker and the Barcelona star will further bolster the Reds's attacking division for the next season.