Swansea City boss Garry Monk is confident keeping hold of Wilfried Bony.

World Cup ace Bony has been linked all summer with a £19m Liberty Stadium exit with Liverpool and Spurs among those interested in the 25-year-old.

But Bony looks set to start the season a Swan as he impressed in pre-season action yesterday against Reading, having a hand in both of Wayne Routledge's opening goals in a 3-1 win.

Monk stressed: "I'm not counting down the days to the end of the window or anything like that. It doesn't bother me because there's nothing you can do about speculation. Unless there's a concrete offer that we think is good for us and we want to do business it doesn't matter.

"Even then we're in control so all of that doesn't matter because it's speculation. Wilfried's our player and you could see from his commitment again where his head's at."

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