Bony in talks with three Russian clubs, says agent

The Eredivisie leading scorer admits he is keen to move before the transfer window in Russia closes, with Zenit, Anzhi Makhachkala and CSKA Moscow all interested
Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony is attracting the interest of three Russian sides, according to his agent.

The 24-year-old has been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle in recent months after impressing in the Eredivisie this term, but his representative Dalibor Lasinio has claimed that Zenit St Petersburg now head queue for his signature.

"I have already spoken to Zenit about Bony. They are investigating the possibility to buy Wilfried. We expect a concrete proposal very soon," he told Izvestia.

The Cote d'Ivoire international also confirmed earlier this week that he still hopes to move sooner rather than later, with a switch to Russia a distinct possibility.

"I still hope to leave [Vitesse] this winter," he told Voetbal International.

"The transfer window in Russia isn't open very long any more, I know. But what can I do? I can only work and wait, work and wait. I'm hoping for that one chance."

Bony has been in sparkling form in this season, notching 18 goals in 19 league games.