Bony eager to seal Swansea switch

The Cote d'Ivoire international is keen to move to the Premier League outfit even though Vitesse had earlier denied reports a €12 million deal was in the offing
Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony is hoping he can complete a move to Swansea City.

The Ivory Coast international, who has also been linked with a switch to Newcastle United, has claimed Michael Laudrup's side are willing to match Vitesse's asking price of €12 million.

"The clubs are now talking to each other, Swansea has made Vitesse a bid and I hope it's good," Bony told Voetbal International.

"Swansea is a wonderful club. It's my chance to play in the Premier League and they also play attractive football.

"I understood from my agent that Swansea want to pay €12m for me and that is what Vitesse want to receive, so I hope there is some good news soon."

Bony helped guide Vitesse to a fourth-placed finish last season and finished as the Eredivisie's top scorer with 31 goals.

Earlier on Thursday, Vitesse denied reports claiming a deal had been agreed with Swansea for the 24-year-old.

"On Thursday afternoon June 27 appeared in various media reported that Wilfried Bony to move to Premier League club Swansea City. This message is incorrect," read a statement from the Eredivisie club.

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