Conflicting reports, especially when they come from the same country, are always interesting.
Clearly unwanted at Manchester City, Wilfried Bony has been the subject of many advances so far this summer, yet the Ivory Coast international remains, for now at least, at the Etihad.
Wanted by a handful of Turkish sides, the 28-year-old has also been linked with a return to the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, as well as with a move to Marseille in the south of France.
Reports from mid-July from local newspaper La Provence, close to the aforementioned Ligue 1 side, explained that, out of all the options presented to him, the project presented by Andoni Zubizarreta and Jacques-Henri Eyraud was his preferred one.
Despite this, Bony wasn’t the club’s first option, which, at the time, was Olivier Giroud, hence the lack of movement in this department.
Well, Le10 Sport on Thursday have their own version of the ‘saga’ in their monthly magazine, reporting the situation is equally as stagnant, but for different reasons.
The French outlet state that, within the Ligue 1 side, the Manchester City striker was the preferred option, with a large chunk of the staff convinced they can get his career back on track, as he fits exactly the type of profile they’re looking for, and for a reasonable €15m.
What’s holding it up, however, is the fact Wilfried Bony needs to be convinced that Marseille is the right option for him, with the player preferring a stay in England if possible.
Two scenarios leading to the exact same situation, which is that the Ivorian still hasn’t found a new club.
There’s still four weeks of this left. Yay.