Chelsea are in talks with Vitesse Arnhem for striker Wilfried Bony.

The 24 year-old Ivory Coast international is regarded highly Stamford Bridge, where he has been watched for the past 18 months.

Chelsea enjoy a close relationship with Vitesse and have discussed terms over a deal for Bony.

The Blues plan to sign the young forward this summer and immediately loan him back to Vitesse for another 12 months before taking him to London for the 2013/14 season.