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Man City's Manuel Pellegrini refuses to rule out move for Wilfred Bony

Posted: 9 January 2015 Time: 19:13

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini refuses to be drawn into discussion over a possible swoop of Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

With Sergio Aguero still out injured, and a shortage of options in attack, speculation has been rife of City striking a deal with Swansea to bring in a replacement for departed Spanish forward Alvaro Negredo.

However, the club's Chilean boss has refused to reveal his intentions nine days into the January transfer window, but also remained tight-lipped on possibly bringing in the 26-year-old Ivorian striker.

"I will answer this question when I know more about that because I don't talk about rumours," he said.

"We are going to replace Alvaro Negredo because it was the decision that we took in the moment we sold him. We decided to see in December if we needed another striker.

"We need another striker, so we are going to find which is the best player to bring in," added Pellegrini.

Bony has scored nine goals in 22 appearances for The Swans this season, with his move to the Etihad reportedly being worth close to R530 million.

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