Premier League - Vitesse deny Bony Swansea move reports

Vitesse Arnhem have denied reports striker Wilfried Bony is set to make an imminent move to Swansea.

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Premier League - Vitesse deny Bony Swansea move reports
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Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony (12) is tackled by Algeria's Khaled Lemmouchia (L) during their African Nations Cup (AFCON 2013) Group D soccer match in Rustenburg, January 30, 2013 (Reuters)

The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international is one of a number of players Swansea have tabled bids for over the last couple of weeks, with the Welsh club's offer understood to be around the £10million mark. Bony's agent, Francis Kacou, had told Arnhem newspaper De Gelderlander a £10.2million deal had been done for the top scorer in last season's Eredivisie.

But Vitesse posted a statement on their official website which read: "Various media have reported that Wilfried Bony is to transfer to Premier League club Swansea City. This message is incorrect."

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

Despite Vitesse's statement, Press Association Sport understands a deal is likely to be completed in the coming days for Bony to become Swansea's record signing, with the fee being almost double the £5.55million paid for Pablo Hernandez last summer.

Swansea are also closing in on the signing of £2million rated Espanyol defender Jordi Amat, while Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is set to join his former team-mate Jose Canas in south Wales.

Swansea are also in talks to bring Jonathan de Guzman back to the Liberty Stadium on a second season-long loan, while bids have been lodged for Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond, Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Standard Liege forward Michy Batshuayi.

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