Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is aware of a buyout clause in the contract of Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.WalesOnline says Rodgers has been told he can snatch the Ivory Cost star by matching the player's release clause - £19 million.

Reds boss Rodgers is known to have Bony on a long-list of targets he wants to bolster his strikeforce following the sale of controversial star Luis Suarez to Barcelona yesterday.

Swansea were yesterday maintaining they had received no contact from Liverpool regarding the 25-goal 25-year-old.

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