Portuguese newspaper O Jogo understands that Benfica are the latest club to have shown interest in Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony.
The Eagles are looking to cash in on experienced forward Oscar Cardozo, who is linked with a switch to Fenerbahce, while at the same time searching for his replacement.
According to O Jogo, Benfica are planning a summer bid for Vitesse starlet Wilfried Bony, who is likely to be one of the hottest commodities in the summer transfer window.
The Ivorian, who has topped Eredivisie goalscoring charts with 31 strikes in 30 league matches, has already set his sights on leaving the club from Arnhem.
As a result, he has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Anzhi.
The 24-year-old appears to prefer a switch to English Premier League, but with clubs from England yet to make a move, Benfica might just win the race for his signature.
Leverkusen in pole position to sign Son
Bayer Leverkusen have moved to the front of the queue to sign Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son, according to Bild.
The Imtech Arena outfit would prefer to keep hold of their prized asset, but with his contract due to expire in a year’s time and their financial situation far from perfect, they have no choice but to sell.
Until few weeks ago, Tottenham, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund were being mentioned as the player’s suitors, but things have changed considerably of late.
With none of the three clubs deciding to pursue their interest, it appears Vfl Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen will be vying for the player’s signature.
Son is unlikely to be too keen on joining the Wolves seeing as how they have been pretty disappointing of late, but he could be tempted by an offer from Leverkusen.
Bayer have established themselves as one of top German sides and the lure of Champions League football is likely to drive the South Korean to Bay Arena.
Everton and WBA battle for Toivonen
Premier League sides Everton and West Bromwich are keeping close tabs on PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen, reports Voetbal International.
The Sweden international is hoping to leave his current employers in the summer, but he has been disappointed by the club’s valuation of him.
Even if his contract is due to expire at the end of next season, Toivonen is priced at €4.5 million by the club chiefs. That is the same amount PSV Eindhoven paid for the player when he arrived from Malmo in January 2009.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t seem to have put off interested clubs from the highly rated forward, with Everton and West Bromwich pondering summer bids.
Ola Toivonen arrived at PSV as an out-and-out striker, but he has mostly been used as an attacking midfielder over the last couple of years.
He has, nonetheless, registered 60 goals in 125 Eredivisie appearances for the Dutch giants and it is this versatility that is considered to be his greatest asset.
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