Swansea City are close to signing Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem

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Swansea are poised to sign Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday, Press Association Sport reports.

Bony, 24, has appeared on Twitter posing with a Swans shirt alongside club chairman Huw Jenkins, fuelling speculation a £13 million transfer is set to be completed.

Such a deal would smash the Welsh club’s previous transfer record, which was £5.55m, which went to Valencia last season for winger Pablo Hernandez.

Bony was named Dutch football’s player of the year for 2012-13, a campaign in which he netted 31 goals in the Eredivisie for Vitesse to become the division’s top-scorer.

He is poised to become the seventh permanent signing Swansea, who finished ninth in the Premier League last term, have made this summer.


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