Premier League interest in favour a move to Russia.

The Ivorian international, who represented his nation during their recent Africa Cup of Nations campaign, has been the subject of reported interest from Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool of late.

But, despite stating that he would be on to a move to England, he is set to spurn the trios’ interest in favour of a switch to Russia, where the transfer window will remain open until February 27th.

There is believed to be a number of potential unnamed clubs in the country willing to pay big money for his signature, and Bony is tempted by a winter move:

“I hope to leave this winter. My wishes have not changed,” he told Voetbal International.

“Yes, the market in Russia is not open for very much longer, but what can I do?

“I can only work and wait. Work and wait and hope I get my chance.”

Bony has been in fine form for Vitesse this season, with his two strikes in a recent 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven making him the Eredivisie’s top scorer, with 18 goals in 19 appearances.

The Dutch side are believed to value him at around €15m, a fee which could easily be matched by Russian giants such as Anzhi Makhachkala, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Rubin Kazan.