Swans will need to up their bid in order to sign Ivorian.
Swansea City want to bring prolific Vitesse Arnhem front man Wilfried Bony to South Wales this summer, although the Swans are said to be unwilling to meet the Eredivisie club’s £10 million valuation of the player, reports the South Wales Evening Post.
The in-demand Ivory Coast international has just enjoyed an eye-catching campaign in front of goal in the Netherlands, finding the back of the net on 36 occasions in just 37 matches in all competitions for Vitesse.
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old has been firing in the goals ever since he moved to Vitesse from Sparta Prague in Jan 2011, netting an impressive 52 strikes in only 71 games for his club in that time.
However, Bony’s employers are insisting that any potential suitor pays £10m for the Ivorian and with the likes of fellow Premier League outfits Everton and Newcastle United, as well as mega-rich Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala, all also said to be keen on landing the forward this summer, Swansea look like missing out on their number one striking target unless their find the cash to do a deal.