Swans are said to be determined to add more firepower to their attack next season.
Swansea City have returned with an improved offer for in-demand Vitesse Arnhem front man Wilfried Bony as rival Premier League clubs also declare their interest in the player, says the Daily Mirror.
The prolific Ivory Coast international has been with the Eredivisie outfit for the past two-and-a-half seasons now, having originally signed for Vitesse from Sparta Prague on a three-and-a-half-year contract in Jan 2011.
And in the intervening period, the 24-year-old has proved himself to be a finisher of the very highest standard, finding the back of the net on 53 occasions in just 73 matches in all competitions for the Dutch club, including 46 strikes in only 65 league encounters.
As a result, the Swans have now decided to return with a bid of £13.7 million for the striker, with Bony’s agent also hitting out at Vitesse for the length of time it has taken for the transfer to take place.
“Why does it take so long? Six months ago, we made arrangements for a lump sum of 12 million euros, regardless of goals,” said Francis Kacou.
“Swansea wanted to pay and Bony has seen that, but Vitesse wanted more. Now there is an offer of 14m, plus two million in bonuses.
“Why is Bony still in Arnhem? We do not know what they want.”
And, speaking to Voetbal International, he went on to claim that: “West Ham, Everton and Liverpool have been reported as having an interest, but Swansea has made the best offer. I want clarity, and a promise is a promise.
“One thing is for sure, he will not be playing for Vitesse this season.”