Published On: Wed, Nov 14th, 2012

Striker says he wants to join Chelsea

Wilfried Bony says it would be an ‘honour’ to play for Chelsea after recently being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old striker has been in blistering form for Vitesse Arnhem this season and has helped to fire his side into third place after scoring 12 goals in as many games.

The Champions League holders are reportedly looking to add to their striking options as Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge are currently they’re only senior front-men available to Roberto Di Matteo.

Bony has two-and-a-half years to run on his contract with the Dutch side, but has admitted he would find it hard to turn down a move to the west London outfit.

‘Honour’

“It’s not the number one topic for me at the moment, but if they write about me going there, then it’s great isn’t it?” Bony told Czech daily Pravo.

“But seriously, if they want me, it would be a great honour. I would be glad to go to such a club.

“I love English football and wouldn’t be afraid to play there. Chelsea are a top club.”

Didier Drogba left Chelsea at the end of last season and Romelu Lukaku joined West Bromwich Albion on a season long loan. After failing to sign a frontman in the summer, Di Matteo has been left short up front.

The Blues have been linked with a number of players to challenge Torres for the place in the middle of Chelsea’s front three. Theo Walcott, Andre Schurrle and Radamel Falcao have all been tipped to join Chelsea as the revolution under Di Matteo gathers pace.

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