Swansea City have been granted permission to open talks with Wilfried Bony about re-signing the Ivorian striker from Manchester City, Wales Online reports.
The details of a permanent move have been ‘largely agreed’ between the two clubs, although there are still obstacles to overcome with the Welsh club unlikely to match Bony’s reported wages of almost £130,000-a-week at the Etihad.
Bony still has a place in his heart for Swansea though, and they will hope that he is willing to compromise on his salary. Even so, a deal is far from certain despite the outline of a transfer being agreed upon by the two clubs.
The 28-year-old is one of several players to have been made available for transfer this summer after a disappointing loan spell at Stoke last season. Marseille have expressed interest in him, while Turkish clubs are also monitoring his situation.
Swansea are the frontrunners for his signature, but must now try to agree personal terms with the player who flourished during his previous spell at the Welsh side.