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Agent for Liverpool, Arsenal target Bony reveals Newcastle rejection

The agent of Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has revealed how he was rejected by Newcastle United last summer.

Bony is now targeting a move to Liverpool or Arsenal.

Bony's representative, Dalibor Lacina, revealed Newcastle's decision to reject the striker last summer means a move to St James' Park is out of the question.

"I spoke to Newcastle about Bony last summer. Newcastle should have bought Bony a year ago but they didn't believe in him," he told The Shields Gazette.

"They could have signed him for £10 million, but they said they weren't sure if he was good enough, that he was only playing in Holland [with Vitesse]. Now he is worth £20m.

"The next step for Bony is a top-six team in England or a top team in Germany, Spain or France, or he will stay with Swansea.

"We have a certain strategy. Bony is in a totally different place to Newcastle and wants to move to a club with ambition. We have had no contact with Newcastle."

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