West Bromwich Albion must find £10 million to sign Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony.

The Mirror says Albion, West Ham, ­Newcastle and Fulham have all made scouting ­missions to watch Dutch football's hottest property in recent weeks and Vitesse Arnhem have finally ­admitted defeat in their bid to keep the Ivory Coast striker.

Vitesse will not stand in his way after reaching an agreement to sell the 24-year-old in the summer window, but they are ­determined to cash-in on their asset and have set a minimum fee of £10m.

Bony's agent Dalibor ­Lacina has confirmed his player will leave this ­summer, saying: "There have been negotiations and he will leave Vitesse when the season is finished. That has been agreed and we have to decide his best ­option.

"There are two English clubs that have made direct contact with Vitesse about his signing, but there are many others in England and in Europe."