Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has moved to confirm that Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has a clause that would allow him to leave the Potters in the January transfer window.
The Ivorian joined the club in a summer on a season-long loan, but he has struggled for form at Bet365 Stadium, netting just two times in nine Premier League starts.
Reports suggest that Manchester City had inserted a clause that would allow any Chinese side to purchase Bony in the January window and Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has moved to confirm the speculation is true.
“There is some truth to that, but I’m not too sure that will affect anything here in January,” Hughes said at a press conference.
“A lot of things have to happen, including Wilf wanting to go. I think he wants to stay in the Premier League – and for years to come – and thoughts about moving to foreign shores will depend on the man himself.
“I don’t think he’s short of a few quid! I think he’s more focused on scoring in the Premier League.”
Wilfried Bony has struggled for form ever since he left Swansea for Manchester City, scoring just 6 goals in 36 Premier League outings for the Citizens.
The Ivorian has been playing regularly at Stoke City, but he has been unable to rediscover his scoring boots.