Report: Everton boss Ronald Koeman interested in Wilfried Bony

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony in action with West Brom's Sandro

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is reportedly interested in signing Wilfried Bony from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceEverton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is interested in signing Wilfried Bony from Manchester City in the summer transfer window, according to The Mirror.

According to the British newspaper, Everton's hierarchy want a straight-cash £50 million deal for John Stones with City.

Premier League giants City are reportedly interested in signing the England international defender from the Toffees this summer.

It has been reported by The Mirror that as part of the deal to send Stones to the Citizens, Everton manager Koeman wants to bring in Bony in order to boost his side’s attack for the 2016-17 campaign.

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony looks dejectedManchester City's Wilfried Bony

“Koeman knows he won’t be able to prevent England defender Stones leaving if City offer the asking price for Stones,” adds the report in The Mirror.

“But he’s investigating how he can sweeten the deal - with former Swansea star Bony an appealing option.”

Everton's John StonesEverton's John Stones

Interestingly, The Sun reported last month that City want to do a deal with Everton of around £20m plus Bony for Stones.

It was claimed by the British tabloid that Koeman would be interested in the switch if the Toffees sell striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

Bony joined City from Premier League rivals Swansea City in January 2015.

The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international striker arrived at the Etihad Stadium with a good reputation, but he has failed to make a big impact.

The former Sparta Prague man scored four goals and created 13 chances in 26 Premier League matches for City last season.

Bony had a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and won 47 headers, 11 dribbles and seven tackles.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the first goal for EvertonRomelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring for Everton

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