FORMER Swansea City and Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony say he’s enjoying training with Newport County AFC but he has no intention of playing for Michael Flynn’s men in League Two.

The Ivory Coast international is a free agent after being released by Swansea in the summer.

And the 30-year-old is hoping his stint with County will keep him fit and prepare him for a possible move to Italy or Turkey.

"I need to train with a team to be fit before I find a new team," Bony told BBC Sport Wales.

"My agent is talking with some clubs in Italy and Turkey also. We are waiting for the best offer and then after discussing it, we will try to go there and sign. I hope to find a club as soon as possible."

Bony, who spent the second half of last season on loan in Qatar with Al-Arabi, has been in Africa Cup of Nations action over the summer.

He made four appearances for the Ivory Coast as they reached the quarter-finals, and it is thanks to a Welshman on the Elephants' staff, Ryland Morgans, that he ended up at Newport.

"He asked how I was feeling after coming back from the African Cup," added Bony, who still lives in Swansea.

"He asked me if I was training with Swansea. I said no, I asked them but the boss there said it was not the appropriate time for that for different reasons. I respect his decision.

"I continued to follow my programme. We were speaking and Ryland told me I can go to Newport – he knows the manager.

"I said why not – let me go there. It's one hour from Swansea so I started training with them.

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Bony began training with Newport on Monday and could continue working with Flynn's squad next week if the wait to find a new club goes on.

"I am enjoying it," he said. "It's a young team with young lads. I talk to them about my experience.

"I wanted to get fitter and it's good to be around the players.

"I know it's not the same level but it doesn't matter. You just need to be around the team, moving with the team and getting a bit of fitness."

Exiles boss Flynn described Bony as a joy to work with – but dismissed any talk of him playing for the club because he can still operate "at a much higher level".

When asked if there was any chance of him pulling on a County shirt, Bony said: "No, no, no. Not now."

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