Premier League — 28 June 2013

Wilfired Bony is being linked with a move to SwanseaPremier League newcomers Cardiff have agreed a fee of around £7.5million for FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius.

The 20-year-old scored 18 goals last season in 32 appearances in the Danish Superliga last season.

Fellow Premier League new boys Crystal Palace have agreed a fee with Peterborough for striker Dwight Gayle.

The 22-year-old caught the eye of other clubs last season when he fired home 13 goals for Posh.

Gayle has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the league pyramid in recent years, after previously playing for Dagenham and Redbridge and non-league Stansted. He could now be playing top-flight football next season with the Eagles.

Everton have rejected a bid from Premier League rivals Manchester United for the services of England international full-back Leighton Baines. Former-Toffees boss David Moyes was expected to approach the Toffees for their best players when he joined the Red Devils.

Undoubtedly, Baines is one of those, in fact he is considered one of the best left-backs in Europe. The player himself has recently revealed how he is looking forward to working with new Everton boss Roberto Martinez next season.

Swansea have signed Spanish defender Jordi Amat, subject to a medical, for a fee in the region of £2.8million. The young centre-back moves from Espanyol, but spent last season on-loan at La Liga rivals Rayo Vallecano.

The Welsh club also seem to be leading the race for highly rated Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. The Ivory Coast striker has been prolific in the Dutch Eredivisie, which has led to interest in his services across Europe.

Bony has revealed that Vitesse are looking for around £10million for his services and the Welsh side are willing to meet that valuation.

Elsewhere, Stoke are in talks with PSV Eindhoven left-back Erik Peters about a move to the Britannia Stadium. The Dutch international was expected to joins the Potters in the transfer window, but the move was prevented by injury.

Will Swansea sign highly-rated Wilfried Bony?


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