Garry Monk: 'Swansea City will not be forced to sell Wilfried Bony'

Swansea City manager Garry Monk insists that the club will not be forced to sell Wilfried Bony in the summer.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has insisted that the club will not be forced to sell Wilfried Bony this summer.

Bony has been praised for his form since arriving in Wales last summer, but recent reports have suggested that the Ivorian striker could be a target for Everton as Roberto Martinez's side consider potential replacements for Romelu Lukaku.

"We want him here, he is an important player for us, and we make sure he knows that," Monk told reporters.

"I think he is enjoying his time here. We want him as part of our future to build a team around, and that goes for a number of the players that are here.

"Players who score goals, especially strikers, will always attract interest. That is the way it is. We have never been a selling club - we don't have to sell. We are in a healthy position."

Swansea broke their transfer record to sign Bony from Vitesse Arnhem last July.

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