Swansea chairman Jenkins frustrated over Bony deal

The Ivorian striker has previously stated his desire to make the move to the Liberty Stadium but the Swans have grown frustrated with the lack of progress in talks
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed his frustration at the slow progress made in his club's attempts to purchase Wilfried Bony from Vitesse.

The Ivory Coast international, who scored 37 times in 36 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit last season, has been one of the Swans' top summer transfer targets as Michael Laudrup looks to add more firepower to his squad ahead of their maiden voyage into Europe next season.

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However, the move for the frontman have stalled as negotiations centre on personal terms - developments which according to Swans chairman Jenkins have left the South Wales club looking at alternatives.

"It's going to be very difficult and we have gradually become frustrated," he told reporters.

"In the not too distant future we want clarity. If it doesn't work out with Bony, we have to move to plan B."

Negotiations with Bony were previously said by Swans director John van Zweden to be "pretty far apart", while Lyon have also revealed the South Wales club have made an offer for Bafetimbi Gomis.

Jenkins revealed the Swans have also experienced frustration over another prospective transfer target, Belgium international winger Nacer Chadli.

"The player wants to wait, that is why we have the interest has shifted to others," he confirmed.

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey became Swansea's fifth summer signing on Thursday.