The Liverpool board have reportedly decided that the club will not make a move for Swansea’s Ivorian forward, Wilfried Bony as Swansea’s asking price is more than they are willing to pay for the striker.
The Ivorian striker is seen as a striking replacement for Luis Suarez by boss Brendan Rogders – who is happy to pay the fee to sign the player – but he faces resistance from the Liverpool hierarchy who don’t believe Bony is worth the money.
Rodgers is thought to have the player at the top of his striking wishlist ahead of the new season. However, having nearly spent £100 million this summer on new signings, Liverpool are looking to be more careful with their money.
Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno is set to join the club next week, which should take the summer spending through the £100 million mark.
However, Swansea maintain that Bony will not leave the club for a penny less than the £19 million figure. The fee is fixed into the player’s contract and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is prepared to stick to it, especially given that the Welsh club don’t want to lose their top striker.