Wilfried Bony
Manchester City is reportedly said to have agreed a deal with Swansea for Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony's transfer has been a huge talking point during the ongoing January transfer window with Manchester City and Chelsea the two top clubs tussling to land the Ivory Coast striker.

The Citizens are said to have made the first move.

Bony has been a huge player for Swansea this season scoring nine goals for the Welsh club. If Swansea City allows the player to move, it will not be cheap, for they value the Ivorian striker very high.

Manchester City has already agreed to a fee of £ 30 million for the striker worth £100,000-a-week for a four year deal, according to a Daily Mirror report.

The player has already expressed his desire to leave the club to join a team which will offer him champions league football.

Both his suitors, Chelsea and Manchester City, will be able to offer the striker the same, but it remains to be seen if the player will be allowed the same game time as in Swansea.

The Ivory Coast striker must understand that he will not be able to walk into City's line up, for they possess a number of strikers such as Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic.

But with Manchester City having an issue with injured strikers, the player might get more game time in their absence and it is a good opportunity for him to prove his worth to Manuel Pellegrini, City's manager.

Though, the Mirror claims that the deal is through, BBC Wales reports that the clubs are in advanced talks, but they have to pay more than £30m to make him Manchester City's first January signing.

The Citizens are interested in signing the player, though they are well aware about the player's absence from club football as the Ivory Coast striker has to represent his national side in the African Cup of Nations, which is scheduled from 17 January to 8 February, 2015.

The Swansea striker has been a huge hit irrespective of the team he has chosen to play for. He has scored 25 goals for the Swans so far in the EPL, while he was very impressive in front of the goal for Sparta Prague and Vitesse as well in the past.

Manuel Pellegrini will be expecting goals from the striker, if Bony becomes a part of the Citizen's squad before the January transfer window closes.