Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony is expected to have a medical with Swansea City on Tuesday, as the club are on the verge of sealing a transfer in the region of £12m.
Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, thinks the fee can be agreed today, with a view to completing the transfer in the middle of the week, once a work permit has been verified.
“Hopefully everything will be sorted between the clubs in the next few hours,” Jenkins told the Daily Mail on Monday. “There are still things to sort out, though. There will be a couple of days’ work to sort out the work permit, but hopefully there will be no problems.”
A spokeswoman from Vitesse also said that "it should all be agreed between the clubs by today".
The Ivorian will have his medical in Holland, where the Swansea team are currently touring as part of their pre-season.
He would become the club’s record signing, and the fee could rise to £13.8m with add-ons.
The 24-year-old scored 31 goals in 30 appearances in the Eredivisie last season, and will become Michael Laudrup’s sixth signing of the summer, following the previous purchases this summer of Jose Canas, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jordi Amat, Jonathan De Guzman and Jonjo Shelvey.
Jenkins also said that more signings may happen this summer, as it is likely that Laudrup wishes to add another striker and a winger.
“We will look to finalise this deal first, but we might look to bring in one or two others,” he concluded.
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