Swansea City are reportedly keen in re-signing Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Swans are confident of sealing a £13m deal for the striker to return to the Liberty Stadium, where he started his Premier League career.

The striker scored 34 goals during his 18 month spell in Wales before he was sold to Manchester City for a fee of £28m.

Alex Livesey/Getty Images SportHowever, Bony didn’t quite meet expectation in Manchester and struggled to find the back of the net, scoring just 10 goals in the sky blue shirt. He was made available for transfer once new manager Pep Guardiola took charge in the summer of 2016.

On deadline day of the 2016 summer window, he joined Stoke City on a season-long loan, but again failed to find the form in the Potteries, scoring just two goals in a Stoke shirt, both ironically against the Swans. He then went with the Ivory Coast squad to the 2017 African Cup of Nations, being held in Gabon, only to score one goal in a 2-2 draw with the DR of Congo.

The striker is currently training away from the first team squad, alongside Samir Nasri and Jason Denayer. The trio seem surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium, and City will look to sell as soon as possible it seems.

Warren Little/Getty Images SportNow, With the Swans holding some serious cash after the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton for £45m, they will be keen to bring the Ivorian back to the Liberty Stadium and help him salvage his career.

Swansea City host Manchester Utd on Saturday in the early kick-off, hoping for a better performance than last week’s 0-0 draw away at Southampton.

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