Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast challenged by Nabil Dirar of Morocco during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Thursday Jul 13, 2017. 12:00
West Ham United and Everton are reportedly both keen on signing Ivory Coast attacker Wilfried Bony.
The Elephants striker has struggled to win regular game time at Manchester City since his big-money move from Swansea City in 2015.
He spent last season on loan at Stoke City but failed to impress under Mark Hughes and saw almost no action in the second half of the campaign.
Bony has since returned to City but is clearly not part of their future plans under coach Pep Guardiola.
Yet despite his struggles at City and Stoke, Bony is still highly regarded for his prolific spell with the Swans from 2013 to 2015.
And Transfer Market Web reports that both West Ham United and Everton are keen on landing the player.
The Hammers are looking for a reliable striker to lead the line (with Andy Carroll injury-prone and Diafra Sakho’s future at the club uncertain), while the Toffees need a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.