Tottenham eye Wilfried Bony but Arsenal keen too

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Tottenham are planning to offer Swansea £19m for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Bony if they fail to complete a deal for Romelu Lukaku.

The White Hart Lane based team remain keen to bring the Belgian international to the club if possible, but it's becoming clear that Chelsea are reluctant to sell Lukaku to a local rival.

As a result, they're looking for alternatives and could move for Ivory Coast international Bony, who impressed for the Swans in his first season in the Premier League.

Tottenham are not the only Premier League team keeping tabs on the Ivorian though, as the Daily Express also reports that Liverpool and Arsenal are watching his performances at the World Cup.

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Bony is currently with the Ivory Coast in Brazil as they look to qualify from the group stages and they face Greece in their final group match next week.

Lukaku offers

Spurs have reportedly made an offer to Chelsea for Lukaku, but at the moment it looks like Atletico Madrid will be his eventual destination.

The defending La Liga champions have a close relationship with Chelsea, having taken Thibaut Courtois on loan for three consecutive seasons and Atleti's Diego Costa is close to completing his long awaited £32m move to Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham's options

Several reports in recent days have claimed that Tottenham are shopping striker Emmanuel Adebayor but he may not be the only one leaving White Hart Lane.

Roberto Soldado could also be allowed to leave this summer, following a disastrous first season in England. A return to Spain is possible, and Spurs could put the transfer fee towards a move for Bony.

Arsenal's striker hunt

Arsene Wenger is in Brazil working as a pundit for French TV, but he's also had his eye on potential additions for the Gunners. Olivier Giroud needs competition to thrive, and Arsenal have been linked with a number of high-profile strikers, including Mario Balotelli and Mario Mandzukic.

But Bony could be a good bet too. He would cost about the same as Mandzukic and is a proven Premier League goalscorer.

He's ambitious and wants to play in Europe, which could give Arsenal the edge as they play Champions League football next season. Spurs are in the Europa League.

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