Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony is close to completing his move from Swansea City to Manchester City. Getty

Manchester City are close to completing the signing of Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony according to the player's agent.

Manuel Pellegrini is keen to shore up his strike force after losing Sergio Aguero to injury more than once this season as they continue their battle with Chelsea for the Premier League title.

The Argentine striker is currently sidelined with injury but is set to make a return ahead of their crucial clash against the Blues at the end of the month.

Bony, who is currently away on international duty with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations, has been in impressive form for the south Wales club following his arrival in 2013.

The former Vitesse striker was heavily linked with moves to Liverpool and Tottenham during the summer transfer window, but agreed to remain at the Liberty Stadium for another season. He even agreed a contract extension in November.

However, the allure of joining the league champions seems to have turned his head after he admitted that he is keen to play in the Champions League.

"It's good to hear [City are interested]. Every player wants to play in the Champions League," Bony said, as quoted by the Guardian.

But the striker has insisted that his current focus remains entirely on the Africa Cup of Nations with his national team as discussions over his future continue in England.

"The discussions are going on, we don't know what's happened, now I just focus on the national team," the Ivorian forward added.

The 26-year-old striker's agent Francis Kacou has revealed that the transfer is imminent as they are only a few details left to sort out.

"Talks are going on but we hope that something will happen soon," Kacou said.

There were reports suggesting that other rival clubs Liverpool and 10-time European champions Real Madrid were also interested in signing him, but his agent has confirmed that discussions are being held only with City at this point.

"It looks like it's going to happen. There are rumours about other clubs but at the moment it is just City."

Swansea will hold an edge when negotiating a price for the forward as they removed his £19m release clause when he agreed a contract extension in 2014. It is expected that the Etihad Stadium outfit will pay around £25m to land the forward.

"It's about small details, about money, but I think it will be done in a few days," the Ivorian forward's agent explained.