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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