Wilfried Bony remains 'on course' to make a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to national newspaper reports.
The Daily Express claims Bony - who dismissed talk of a move to Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend – remains in the sights of the Blues despite their recent change in manager, with the chance to land the Ivorian international for as little as £8 million too good an opportunity to pass-up for the Stamford Bridge side.
In fantastic form for Vitesse Arnhem this season, the current Eredivisie top scorer has 15 goals in 14 league games, and admitted it would be a ‘great honour’ to play for the Blues less than a fortnight ago.
“It's not the number one topic for me at the moment, but if they write about me going there, then it's great isn't it? But seriously, if they (Chelsea) want me, it would be a great honour. I would be glad to go to such a club,” he told Czech newspaper Pravo, according to The Daily Mail.
“I love English football and wouldn't be afraid to play there. Chelsea are a top club. If Chelsea are interested in the winter and the clubs reach an agreement, then why not?”
Rafa Benitez isn’t the only man being linked with a move for Bony however, with his former club Liverpool also on the trail of the 13-cap international forward.
Dutch publication De Telegraaf claimed the Reds sent a strong delegation to watch the player in action earlier in the month, with manager Brendan Rodgers considering attacking options ahead of the January transfer window.
The Anfield outfit are light of options in attack this term, with Luis Suarez leading the line alone following injury to Fabio Borini and a loan exit for Andy Carroll. However, it appears Liverpool will have to move fast if they want this particular striker to move to Merseyside instead of west London, with the Champions League holders closing on a New Year move.