Abramovich 'meets Vitesse owner' to discuss Bony to Chelsea for £12 million

Roman Abramovich

Chelsea could be about to renew interest in 'the new Drogba'

Wilfried Bony is a striker who is rightly attracting lots of headlines, as the top scorer in Holland's Eredivisie with 26 goals so far.

The fact he has been able to accomplish this at Vitesse, not one of the traditional Dutch powerhouses in Ajax, PSV or Feyenoord only serves as further testament to his talent.

While high scorers in the Eredivisie come with a firm warning tag; Alfonso Alves and Mateja Kezman spring to mind, others including Ruud van Nisetlrooy and Luis Suarez have excelled in the division.

Ivory Coast striker Bony is highly rated and has plans to move on this summer, with West Ham most recently interested along with a handful of Russian clubs.

Now it appears Chelsea are considering for the move for the player dubbed 'The New Didier Drogba', who help lead their attack.

Reports have claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich met with Vitesse president Merab Jordania, who hails from the former Russian state of now independent Georgia.

The pair are said to have discussed Wilfried Bony, with Chelsea interested in a bid and are ready to put up £12 million in an attempt to sign him - with the player's agent present at the talks too, however there is no word as to the outcome of the enquiry.

Whether that proves enough to tempt Vitesse is another matter. Bony's reputation is growing as the season goes on, and with him on course to reach 30 goals before the end of the campaign expect that to escalate further.

Vitesse are likely to try to spark a bidding war, with a number of clubs interested in the striker, and with keenness of several Russian clubs, that price could be pushed to around the £15 million mark.

That will test Chelsea's resolve; and it could just have been a tentative enquiry from Chelsea, who are considering their options if a move for Falcao does not come to fruition. 

With talk of Jose Mourinho returning to the Bridge, presenting him with a 'new Drogba' would certainly be an exciting case of de ja vu for Chelsea fans.

Would Bony be a good signing for Chelsea? How much should they offer? 

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