Swansea line up Luc Castaignos as Wilfried Bony replacement

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Swansea have identified Luc Castaignos as the man they want to replace striker Wilfried Bony, according to The Express. 

Castaignos enjoyed a fine campaign at Dutch outfit FC Twente last term and could now make a move to the Premier League this summer. 

And this news will come as a major boost for Arsenal in their pursuit of Bony, with the club having been linked with a £25 million move for the Swans forward in recent time. 

Reports have indicated that the Gunners are ready to bring Bony to north London after the striker impressed in his debut Premier League season.

The Ivorian struck 26 goals in all competitions last season for the Welsh outfit, and could now be competing for places alongside Olivier Giroud in Arsenal's front line for the 2014/15 campaign. 

It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Swansea can complete a deal to bring Castaignos to the club in the near future. 

Twente chairman Joop Munsterman admitted that the club are in negotiations with the Premier League club, but a deal is still far from done. 

He told reporters: "It will be a while before things can be done.

"The choice is up to the player. Only when Luc is back from vacation and is negotiating with Swansea can we expect progress. And as I have said, the clubs can work it out."

It will be interesting to see if this deal edges closer anytime soon, with Arsenal seemingly hovering around Bony. 

Fans of Arsenal will be hoping the club can land a striker in the near future, with Yaya Sanogo currently the only real back up to Frenchman Giroud. 

It looks set to be a busy summer for Arsenal and Swansea, with incomings expected at both clubs. 

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