Wilfried Bony wanted by Everton to replace Romelu Lukaku

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Bony (left) heading for a move away from Swansea?  (©GettyImages)
Bony (left) heading for a move away from Swansea? (©GettyImages).

According to recent reports from The Daily Mirror, Everton manager Roberto Martinez has placed Swansea striker Wilfred Bony at the top of his summer transfer wish list as a replacement for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, who returned to his parent club after a season-long loan at Goodison Park. 

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a stand-out season for Swansea after completing his club-record £12m move from Dutch club Vitesse Arnham last season, striking 16-times in the Premier League to secure the Swans top-flight survival for another year.

The Ivory Coast international is believed to be wanted by Martinez, who is aiming to find a new striker to lead the line for the Toffees who secured Europa League football next season with a fifth-placed Premier League finish. 

Bony has expressed his happiness following his season at the Liberty Stadium, however, he if anything encouraged a move away at some point by admitting earlier this month that he had dreams of being with a bigger club.

While Everton appeared keen on potentially securing a longer-term deal for Lukaku, such a possibility is looking increasingly remote with transfer speculation surrounding the powerful Belgian growing daily.

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