West Ham and Swansea set to battle it out for Ivorian striker.
West Ham and Swansea look set to go head to head in the battle to sign Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfriend Bony according to The Metro.
The Ivorian striker is currently one of the hottest properties in Dutch football after banging in an incredible 31 goals for the club last season.
Those performances have not gone unnoticed as Bony has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs in recent months.
West Ham appear to be in pole position to secure his signature. The Hammers were considered favourites to land Bony for months but question marks were raised about whether the club were still interest in Bony after they landed England striker Andy Carroll on a permanent deal from Liverpool.
But it appears the club are still keen to sign Bony and have had a £10.2 million for the player accepted.
That has alerted the attention of Swansea, who are keen to bring in an attacking partner for Spanish sensation Michu, leading the Welsh club to match West Ham’s bid.
There could yet be further bids for the player with Chelsea and Newcastle known to be monitoring the player’s availability.
Reports last week were suggesting Swansea may have already agreed a deal with Bony’s agent but there has been no confirmation from either club or player as of yet.