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Ivory Coast FA Jump Gun On £28m Bony Transfer

Ivory Coast FA have jumped the gun on Wilfried Bony's £28 million transfer from Swansea to Manchester City, after confirming the deal was done on Wednesday.

Read: Reports: City & Swansea Agree £28m Bony Deal

The 26-year-old is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast ahead of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Bony had just recently extended his contract at Swansea and reportedly received £1 million from the club to delete a £19 million buyout clause.

Swansea and Manchester City had yet to confirm the deal, but the Ivory Coast FA took to their website and social media channels to prematurely announce the signing.

“Bony has signed with Manchester City this Wednesday, 14 January,” the Ivory Coast FA said.

However, Swansea responded saying, "Wilfried Bony has NOT yet completed his move to Manchester City. Once completed, we will confirm via official channels - not the Ivory Coast FA!"

BBC Sport revealed a Man City source also confirmed that the deal is close to being completed, with only some paperwork still to be done.

Upon his AFCON return, Bony would have to fight for his place in City’s starting XI with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic.

Bony was the highest scoring Premier League forward in 2014, scoring 22 goals in the past calendar year.

Read: International Transfer Round Up

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