Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been heavily linked with an exit from Etihad in the recent months since Pep Guardiola took charge of the Citizens and according to the latest reports from Sky Sports, Arsenal are preparing audacious £30m offer for former Swansea striker.

However, Arsenal will face competition from Turkish giants Besiktas after the club’s head coach confirmed that their representative jetted in London to hijack the Gunners Move.

“The boss [Fikret Orman] is in London holding talks, we left transfers late last season as well.”

Arsenal boss is on the lookout for the new striker with losing faith in Olivier Giroud, and Wilfried Bony seems to be an ideal addition for 2016/17 season, especially after missing out Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette so far this summer.

Bony has enjoyed a mixed two years in Premie League last season he has scored only ten goals in 46 appearances for the Citizens.

The presence of Olivier Giroud as the North London club’s only recognised number nine of note has stuck in the throats of a section of the Emirates Stadium faithful, with doubts over whether the Frenchman can score enough goals to fire the club to major silverware.

Mirror has reported that the Gunners are ready to bid for the Ivory Coast international, who is likely to be offloaded by Citizens before the end of the transfer window and his a more realistic target than some of the other names linked with Emirates switch.

Bony looked one of the Premier League’s most lethal strikers during his time at Swansea and could find his best for under French manager Arsene Wenger and help Gunners to finally finish on top of the Premier League table.