The bookmakers have slashed odds on West Ham signing Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony from rank outsiders to 1.4 favourites.
The latest developments coincides – or was sparked – by Hammers boss Slaven Bilic hinting that the club may launch a bid for Bony.
Bilic did not deny the rumours in his post-match interview today following the 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday.
“Injuries? Transfers? We will try to get one in and the chairmen will be very generous if we can,” he said after the game speaking to Sky Sports cameras.
“Bony is a good player – but we will speak on Monday. If we get one it’s got to be a good one. But if not I have the squad that will fight for West Ham big time.”
Arsenal are not favourites despite being linked with a £30 million move according to the Daily Star however, their odds have been shortened from 9.00 to 8.00.
Everton were the bookies favourites to sign Bony at odds of 1.53 but their odds have lengthened to 13.00.
Besiktas were outsiders at 19.00 before having their odds slashed to 4.00 however, the bookies have lengthened the Black Eagles odds again to 9.00 making them fourth favourites – just behind his chances to stay at City.
A source close to the club told Turkish-football.com that the Black Eagles have Bony as one of the players on their striker shortlist with Chelsea forward Loic Remy and Ghana international Gyan.
Besiktas are in pursuit of a replacement for Mario Gomez who joined from Fiorentina on a one-year loan last season.
Gomez played a key part in Besiktas winning the league – scoring 26 times – which earned him a call-up as first choice striker for Germany at Euro 2016.