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Liverpool have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.
Spurs have had an £18million bid for the Ivory Coast star rejected by the Swans and the Reds are now ready to beat their Premier League rivals to his signature.
talkSPORT understands Bony's representatives are on Merseyside to hold talks with Liverpool, although a fee with Swansea has yet to be agreed.
The Welsh club are looking for at least £20million for Bony, who joined from Vitesse Arnhem last summer for £12m.
The Reds have already signed England forward Rickie Lambert and are close to a deal for Belgian striker Divock Origi, but the latter is likely to be loaned backed to Lille and Brendan Rodgers wants another hitman.
Bony enjoyed a successful debut season in England, scoring 25 goals in all competitions last year, and has stated his desire to play Champions League football next season.
Liverpool's move for the forward will be a big blow to Spurs, who were hoping to push through a £26m double deal for Bony and his Swans teammate Ben Davies, also reported to be a Reds target.