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Report: Swansea City set to make offer for Manchester City striker

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One of Manchester City's least exciting performers might be moving back to a familiar territory.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Swansea City are interested in signing Wilfried Bony this summer, bringing back the Ivorian striker to Wales next season. With current strikers Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis set to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window, the Swans would be looking to bring back their former star.

Bony joined Swansea in 2013 from Vitesse, and became of the Premier League's best strikers in his time with the Welsh club, scoring 35 goals in 70 appearances before moving to Manchester City for £25 million in January of last year. He failed to adapt in his new, scored just six times in 32 top-flight games as a Sky Blue and fell below academy star Kelechi Iheanacho in the City pecking order.

New manager Pep Guardiola will be in charge of a major overhaul in the City squad this summer, and Bony is not part of the Catalan's plans for next season. Swansea are prepared to pay up to £18 million to bring back the player, and City wouldn't mind taking a hit on their fee and sell for less.

Bony is good, but it didn't work.