Everton manager Roberto Martinez could raid his old club Swansea City for striker Wilfried Bony, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The Ivory Coast international has performed well in his first season in the Premier League, following some prolific form during his time in the Eredivisie with Vitesse, which had attracted plenty of interest from top clubs around Europe.
Ther 25-year-old is now set to attract attention again this summer, with the likes of Arsenal and Roma recently linked with a move for him, though Everton are also adding him to their list of striker targets.
The Toffees are set to face the departures of key loan players Romelu Lukaku, Lacina Traore and Gerard Deulofeu at the end of the season, and Martinez is desperate to bring in some big names to ensure his side are not too short of quality upfront. Bony has scored 18 goals for Swansea this season, following on from 37 for Vitesse the previous year, and could be an ideal like-for-like replacement for Lukaku upfront, as the young Belgian looks likely to return to parent club Chelsea. AC Milan misfit Alessandro Matri has also emerged as a target for the Merseyside club recently, and it could be that Martinez tries to bring in more than one player to boost his attacking options next season. Click here to enter and win two tickets to watch Arsenal – Swansea on Tuesday, 25th.