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Vitesse deny Bony Swansea move reports

Published 27/06/2013 | 18:18

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Wilfried Bony is one of a number of players Swansea have tabled bids for over the last couple of weeks

Vitesse Arnhem have denied reports striker Wilfried Bony is set to make an imminent move to Barclays Premier League Swansea.

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The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international is one of a number of players Swansea have tabled bids for over the last couple of weeks, with the Welsh club's offer understood to be around the £10million mark. Bony's agent, Francis Kacou, had told Arnhem newspaper De Gelderlander a £10.2million deal had been done for the top scorer in last season's Eredivisie.

But Vitesse posted a statement on their official website which read: "Various media have reported that Wilfried Bony is to transfer to Premier League club Swansea City. This message is incorrect."

The statement continued: "There is admittedly much interest in the striker, the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season, and Swansea City are one of the interested clubs. However, a transfer is not the case."

Despite Vitesse's statement, Press Association Sport understands a deal is likely to be completed in the coming days for Bony to become Swansea's record signing, with the fee being almost double the £5.55million paid for Pablo Hernandez last summer.

Swansea are also closing in on the signing of £2million rated Espanyol defender Jordi Amat, while Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is set to join his former team-mate Jose Canas in south Wales.

Swansea are also in talks to bring Jonathan de Guzman back to the Liberty Stadium on a second season-long loan, while bids have been lodged for Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond, Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Standard Liege forward Michy Batshuayi.

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