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Swansea City have confirmed that there have been no offers yet for Liverpool target Wilfried Bony.

According to the Express, Garry Monk has revealed that no bids have come in for the Ivorian forward and is set to start the season with the south Wales club.

"No offers have come into the club," Monk said, as quoted in the Express.

Brendan Rodgers has been keen on landing the striker and has earmarked him as the man to lead the line at Liverpool.

Even though the Northern Irishman has been the busiest manager in England during the transfer window, he is yet to replace Luis Suarez, who departed for Barcelona earlier in the summer. Presently, Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert are the only recognised strikers at the club.

The Reds have been linked to various strikers during the summer transfer window and the report claims that the Merseyside club have failed with bids for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and AS Monaco star Radamel Falcao.

The Ivorian forward had an impressive debut season with the Swans scoring 17 goals in 34 league games last season and those performances have attracted interest from a number of clubs.

Apart from Liverpool, their Premier League rivals Tottenham were heavily linked with the striker earlier in the summer, but both clubs have baulked at Swansea's insistence on the £19m release-clause being met.

Meanwhile, Swansea new boy Bafetimbi Gomis is confident that he can strike up a good partnership with the Ivory Coast striker and feels they can help the south Wales club achieve 'great things' this upcoming season.

"We complement each other very well, but we still have to work very hard because we are still learning to play together," Gomis said, as quoted on Swansea City's official site.

"Myself and Wilfried are strong individuals but it's about what we can bring to the team to help us get results.

"I didn't know Wilfried before I came here, but we speak the same language and he has helped me settle in a lot. I hope we can achieve great things at the club," the Frenchman added.