Vitesse deny Bony Swansea move reports
Published 27/06/2013 | 18:18
Vitesse Arnhem have denied reports striker Wilfried Bony is set to make an imminent move to Barclays Premier League Swansea.
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.