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Swansea City Join Race For Vitesse Arnham Striker Wilfried Bony

Welsh side ready to make a move for Ivorian striker.

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Swansea are ready to throw their hat into the ring for Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony according to The South Wales Evening Post.

Bony has been attracting the attention of a number of Premier League sides after enjoying a highly impressive season for Vitesse.

The Ivorian striker hit the back of the net on 31 occasions in the Dutch league and that has persuaded a number of clubs to make a move for his signature.

West Ham were thought to be favourites to sign Bony but it now appears that they have dropped out of the race following their signing of Liverpool’s Andy Carroll.

Everton and Newcastle continue to monitor the player’s availability, as do wealthy Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Swans boss Michael Laudrup is reportedly keen to bring in some attacking reinforcements to provide a foil to Spanish sensation Michu.

But one potential obstacle to a move for Bony could be the player’s transfer. Vitesse reportedly value Bony upwards of the £10 million but it seems unlikely that Swansea will splash that kind of cash with chairman Huw Jenkins keen to continue the club’s policy of pursuing bargains.

That could put Laudrup and Jenkins on a collision course with Laudrup having already aired his discontent at what he perceives as Jenkins’ lack of ambition this summer.


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