Champions switch striker targets to City misfit Bony – report

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Premier League champions Leicester City could switch their striking targets to Man City misfit Wilfried Bony, according to a report.

The Daily Star claim that Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is now considering a move for the 27-year-old after being quoted a staggering £30million for Watford hitman Troy Deeney.

Ivory Coast frontman Bony looks set to move on this summer after making just 13 Premier League starts last season, scoring four times. He is under contract until June 2019 after signing a four-and-a-half-year deal when he arrived from Swansea for £24million in January 2015, but he has found life tough at The Etihad.

Hamstring and calf injuries did not help his cause last term, but has always played second fiddle to star striker Sergio Aguero and City will allow the player to leave if they get a fee of around £20million.

Bony has not scored a goal this year, but has been linked with a return to Swansea, while Leicester are now believed to be tracking the former Vitesse Arnhem frontman.

Ranieri had targeted Watford captain Deeney and is believed to have had at least one bid of £15million-plus rejected by the Hornets, who have have no intention of selling.

Watford are determined to keep their skipper and have slapped a £30million price tag on the 27-year-old, meaning Ranieri’s is planning a move for Bony.