Swansea City chairman Hew Jenkins has denied reports suggesting Liverpool are in talks to sign striker Wilfried Bony.

Following the confirmation of Luis Suarez's transfer to Barcelona for a fee believed to be in the region of £65m Brendan Rodgers is now tasked with strengthening his forward options to help fill the void left by the Uruguayan.

Bony has been swiftly established as the club's new target amid reports suggesting the Reds have already opened talks with the Ivorian's representatives without the permission of Swansea.

But Swans chief Jenkins has denied such claims and doesn't believe Liverpool would go behind his back in their bid to sign the striker.

"I have had no talks with Liverpool until now, and I would be very surprised if a club like Liverpool are doing any kind of negotiations with a player or player's agent behind our back" Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post.

"I would have thought somebody from Liverpool wold have been in touch if they are really interested in Wilfried.

"There is a way of doing things. I know things are different in this day and age but the usual rule of thumb is that when you are trying to complete a transfer, you deal with a club first and then the player comes after that. That is the nature of the system."

The Evening Post goes on to suggest Jenkins also confirmed there has been no official approach from any club for full back Ben Davies, who has also been linked with a move to Anfield in addition to Tottenham Hotspur.

Swansea paid Vitesse Arnhem £12m for Bony last summer and the striker went some way in justifying that price tag as he scored 25 goals for the club in his maiden campaign in the Premier League.

Reports suggest the 25-year-old has a release clause of £19m included in his contract at the Liberty Stadium.