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Tottenham will not give up on Wilfried Bony without a fight.
Sportsmail revealed Liverpool's interest in the Swansea striker following Barcelona's move for Luis Suarez and talks are ongoing.
However, Tottenham are ready to offer £18million for the Ivory Coast international.
They believe Bony is not Liverpool's first choice with manager Brendan Rodgers also interested in QPR striker Loic Remy among others.
Tottenham want Bony after being rebuffed in soundings over Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku and will make their move having already spoken to Swansea about a possible exchange involving Gylfi Sigurdsson and left-back Ben Davies.
The tangled web should unwind next week as the bids go in.