Bony is one of Swansea’ main transfer targets this summer.
Swansea have upped their bid for Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony to £13.7 million after having a £10 million bid rejected by the Dutch club, the Daily Mirror reports.
Bony was in prolific form for Arnhem last season, scoring 31 goals in 30 games and Michael Laudrup is desperate to add the striker to his squad as the Swans prepare for a Europa League campaign.
Swansea qualified for the Europa League when they won the League Cup and Bony is thought to be one of Swansea’s main transfer targets are the club gears up for European football.
The Swans have upped their bid in the face of interest from several other Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Everton and West Ham.
Bony’s agent, Francis Kacou has criticised Vitesse Arnhem for not accepting Swansea’s first £10 million bid and said that there has been a deal in place between Arnhem and Swansea for six months.
Kacou suggested that the reason for Arnhem demanding more money is because of Bony’s prolific form during the course of last season.
With other Premier League sides showing interest in Bony, Swansea will hope that they can get a deal agreed quickly with Arnhem and sign the striker.